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Are there any in Switzerland? It's forecast for 36 next week in Basel. I personally find it almost impossible to focus once the temp is over 30.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

LOL

Of course not...
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Scream very loud. I found out today that it's not allowed to work in an environment where noise breaches 80dB.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Well actually I'll be in Zurich on the Monday when it's forecast to be 36. Just have to remember to take my bathing things with me, at least the lake is only 2 mins from my workplace - it might be the only answer!
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Probably there is a general one about the workplace not actually being hazardous to health, but otherwise your stuck. I was here in 2003 - +40°C.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

I heard that if it is over 40 or hmm was it 45 that you get a "heat" day. like a snow day, and everyone just bunks off for a swim at the nearest spot.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Aeons ago we used to have heath days in school, but definitely no snow days.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

not sure about Switzerland, but for the UK the only maximum temperature laws were for steel workers working foundries, but there were laws for minimum temperature
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

You can go home if you feel ill.
Search the internet on tips how to pass out by holding your breath and doing knee-bends etc...
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Are there any in Switzerland? It's forecast for 36 next week in Basel. I personally find it almost impossible to focus once the temp is over 30.
Lucky you don't live in Dubai! Have heard that the thermometers there are always fixed at 38 degrees because if temperature rises above 40 all the building workers are allowed to go home on full pay. Must be hell...
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Aeons ago we used to have heath days in school, but definitely no snow days.
Do you mean 'hay' (foin) when kids were allowed to bunk off scholl to help with the hay making? Oh I used to wished I was a farmer's daughter

(my dad, sadly) was a watch maker)
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Lucky you don't live in Dubai! Have heard that the thermometers there are always fixed at 38 degrees because if temperature rises above 40 all the building workers are allowed to go home on full pay. Must be hell...
The limit is 50 degrees based on WHO recommendations and yes I do believe the government was deliberately lowering the official figures during the summer as I lived there for 3 years and the mercury could climb up to 55 with official figures always hovering around 48-49.

Was living in Zurich 2003 and it was hell, people could not sleep during the night and day time everyone walked around like super grumpy zombies. In the end the company decided to invest in a cooling system which I've been told is fairly difficult in CH due to all the permits needed but we never got a day off that summer and it was well above 35 in the office for weeks.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

In CH there are only recommendations with a max of 26-28 C, which can be raised during summer.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Might have to go sort out our cold room then. Must bring a jumper..
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Are there any in Switzerland? It's forecast for 36 next week in Basel. I personally find it almost impossible to focus once the temp is over 30.
Sadly not. Been as high as 30c in our office the last few days - yesterday when it was ~35c outside was particularly bad. So much so that I've taken today off sick to recover.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

I'm in an air-conditioned office, and my nose is getting cold. Do you think I can go home on full pay?
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Are there any in Switzerland? It's forecast for 36 next week in Basel. I personally find it almost impossible to focus once the temp is over 30.
Don't forget that most jobs these days demand a PC at the workplace, and these often fail at a room temperature of around 30 degrees. You could help it to die by covering the air holes. After many PCs go down the management might buy air conditioning or let you work from home.

Take your bikini and two large plastic bowls into work. Fill the bowls with water, and put them under your desk. Get into your bathing togs and put your feet in the bowls, that should keep you cool.
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Re: Maximum workplace temperatures

Worth considering a small fan in your office.
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