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Is your workplace ventilation satisfactory?

As more is known about the modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus), good ventilation has been identified as a key factor in dispersing and seeking to reduce the level of exhaled aerosol particles that are produced as part of our normal breathing patterns. Good ventilation is essential.

The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) is the government agency who regulate and enforce Health and Safety legislation. They state that: employers must make sure there’s an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. This has not changed during the pandemic.

Have a look at the UNISON and HSE guidance on ventilation:

If you’re concerned about the health and safety in your workplace, contact the Branch office.