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    (Original post by Cryptographic)
    No, because it will haul major costs onto smaller companies (potentially shutting them), makes no allowance for malfunction and takes no account of humidity. Rigid guidelines like this are stupid for the reasons outlined above.

    If you can't be arsed to complain then it clearly isn't that bad. Arguably that sets the limit by itself. 'Reasonable' is defined as the temperature below the threshold where employees complain, by the current system.
    Actually i've changed my mind and agree. HSE seems to document everything that an act could.
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    Nay. The bill is admirable in it's efforts but too rigid. Exceptions must be made for some factories such as iron producers where iron ore must be heated to extremely high temperatures in blast furnaces which can naturally affect the temperature where the workers are. This is just one example where the bill would be near impossible to implement.
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    (Original post by Cryptographic)
    Nay, government should not legislate on this sort of thing. A sensible company however already does this.
    As above. Also Jarred makes good points about the weather never actually being that hot here.
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    'Nay'.

    Working in an office one can buy a fan. Working in a factory, you can already go to a tribunal if you think your being mistreated.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    'Nay'.

    Working in an office one can buy a fan.
    Pfft - not always.

    Some employers will not allow you to use your own electrical equipment. In which case, you have to request that your employer purchase a fan for you.
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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    Pfft - not always.

    Some employers will not allow you to use your own electrical equipment. In which case, you have to request that your employer purchase a fan for you.
    That solves the problem. Thus negating the need for this bill.

    One can seek advise from many sources if the request is rejected and the employee feels conditions are insufferable.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    That solves the problem. Thus negating the need for this bill.

    One can seek advise from many sources if the request is rejected and the employee feels conditions are insufferable.
    Well, the key word was request. Your employer might say no - like my old one did. Apparently they had loads of fans but had given them all out. I knew someone who went out with a girl in Facilities - imagine how outraged I was to discover that she had managed to procure a fan for his desk.

    Anyway - I was just pointing out that it isn't as easy as just bringing your own fan in.

    I like the idea of this bill. However I just feel that it is a bit simplistic - a factory casting iron will be held to the same standard as one making flat pack furniture. If there is a way of getting around this, I'd be fairly supportive...
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