There is a lot of talk about how the indoor environment in your home affects you and your family. But what about the indoor environment at the workplace - do employees dare take action for a better indoor environment at work?
There is scientific proof that a poor indoor environment affects our concentration and the development of our brain. On average, we spend about 34 hours at our workplace per week, which means that approx. 20% of our time during a week is spent at work.
Some of the main causes of poor indoor environment in the workplace are:
- Lack of cleaning
- Particles from external sources of pollution
- Too high or low temperature
- Humid or dry air
Conversely, dry air can also cause problems for the indoor environment. When the air is dry, the mucous membranes become dehydrated which can cause fatigue and discomfort. Humidity is often low when:
- It's cold outside
- There is a large exchange of air in the room without moisture production.
It can be hard to do anything about humidity in the winter when it is cold outside. However, if this is a major problem, not just in winter, this should be addressed.
Poor indoor climate and sick days
There are 4 problems, in particular, that occur due to poor indoor climate:
These are signs to look out for when you experience them at work.
While the poor indoor environment affects our efficiency at the workplace, it also often correlates with the number of sick days among employees. If a workplace fails to maintain a healthy and good working environment and indoor climate, it will cost the company money.
Greater productivity can be found in workplaces where the indoor environment and the working environment are good. Here are some factors that can improve the conditions of your workplace, thus lowering your sick days:
We should remember that we have to stay in the workforce longer than previous generations, and it is therefore extremely important that we are comfortable in our workplace, both regarding the working environment and particularly with the indoor climate.
If you are interested in ensuring the best indoor climate for you and your colleagues, but are not sure which solution is needed for your ventilation system, you are welcome to contact us. We are always ready to help.