Now that the winter weather has really begun to bite, the importance of adequate heating in working environments such as garages, workshops and warehouses are becoming apparent. No one likes the cold!
In this post, we will talk about situations where heating in the workplace is important and why you may want to consider industrial electric heaters as a practical solution.
Here are 3 reasons why you may need industrial electric heaters:
- There is legislation in the UK governing temperatures in the indoor workplace which place a legal obligation on employers to provide a ‘reasonable’ temperature in the workplace. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 suggest that a minimum temperature in a workplace should normally be at least 16 degrees Celsius. It goes on to suggest that if the work involves rigorous physical effort, the temperature should be at least 13 degrees Celsius. Although these temperatures are not absolute legal requirements; the employer has a duty to determine what reasonable comfort will be in the particular circumstances. Using industrial heaters can help ensure that employers are complying with the law.
- Aside from keeping people warm, there are many occasions when heat can help speed up the completion of tasks; this is particularly relevant for painting and plastering work. Having a heat source in close proximity to wet paint or plaster assists the drying process. If you have industrial heaters available they can be strategically placed near walls or other surfaces to shorten drying times.
- A key advantage that industrial heaters have over other forms of heating is their versatility. They can, if necessary, supplement other forms of heating and they often produce more heat than a domestic heater. They are also portable and can be moved from location to location as needed.
Choosing the right industrial electric heater for your needs is very important. Everyone has different requirements so selecting a suitable heater is very much horses for courses.
Fortunately Rapid Tools Direct offers a great range of these heaters in stock. For example, the Rhino 50KW Space Heater can provide immediate heat very effectively to any large space.
Another alternative that may be of particular to those in the plastering community is the Rhino 1400 Infra-Red Heater. This heater is ideal for quickly drying plaster or paintwork. It will also suit office, warehouse, workshop or on site locations where it will produce a warm environment for those working nearby. This heater can be moved around easily as integral wheels are supplied with it.
There are just a few of the wide selection of heaters that we have available. Please feel free to browse the ranges that we offer. You are sure to find something that will warm the cockles of your heart!