Too hot or too cold in the workplace
High indoor temperatures can make the air feel dry. You may experience nausea, headaches or your head may feel heavy. Check that:
- radiators or other heaters are turned off
- blinds and awnings are working
- there is no heat-emitting equipment that could be turned off
Low indoor temperatures cause discomfort and can lead to muscle pain, a stiff neck and irritation of the eyes. Check that:
- radiators or other heaters are turned up
- the thermostat is not covered and furniture is not blocking the heat from the radiators
- you are sitting at least a metre from the windows
- surfaces, such as walls or floors, do not feel cold to the touch
Try to keep the room temperature below 21°C, as high temperatures often make the air feel drier.
The perception of dry air is not usually attributable to the air being too dry. The problem is primarily due to indoor air pollution.
If problems persist
If you have checked the above points and are still experiencing problems, contact your line manager or report the fault to the landlord.