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Fresh air is good for your brain

Summer is finally here, and the sun is shining (sometimes). As the weather improves, people in workplaces often suffer with uncomfortable working conditions — either stuffy and hot or freezing cold from temperamental air conditioning. It can be difficult to know what to wear from one day to the next!

A lack of fresh air circulating through buildings can really cause problems in the summer months. Many studies have shown the importance of ventilation and fresh air in the workplace. Study after study has shown that the amount of fresh air brought inside is important for health.

Good ventilation has been shown to reduce sick building syndrome and people taking days off for illness. Sick building syndrome, caused by poorly designed and ventilated buildings, includes symptoms such as eye irritation, headaches, coughing and chest tightness.

A recent Harvard University study found that breathing better air lead to significantly better decision-making among participants. The authors of the study strongly recommended that employers take action to optimise air quality to improve employees’ health and productivity.

A healthier environment

There are many other factors that contribute to an unhealthy work environment, such as sitting at a desk for long periods of time, bad posture, unhealthy snacking and a lack of movement during the day. When considering all health and safety matters in the workplace, it is important to ensure that air quality for employees is as good as it can be.

Better air helps workers think better, and improves productivity and health. Closed doors throughout an office can reduce the amount of fresh air that flows around a building, leading to poor ventilation.

Fire doors need to be closed to protect workers and buildings in the event of fire, so it’s important to find ways that hold them open legally, allowing them to close automatically when an alarm sounds. Fireco can help with solutions that do just that.

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