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My office at work is freezing, can I do anything?

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Answer #1 | 30/12 2013 04:42
Yep. Go home. Tell your boss you will return when the office reaches 16C which is the legal minimum. See link.
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Answer #2 | 30/12 2013 04:46
Yes. Put up with it for one day but check before you go home that the heating will be on tomorrow. If you get the answer 'no', explain you can't work in such cold conditions and will return when the temperature reaches the legal minimum.
Answer #3 | 30/12 2013 04:46
It isn't actually that cold - somewhere around 55 or 56 F It will feel colder because you are sitting down but I don't have heating on here at home and it is much colder than that in here. It just means wearing another layer. There are rules on working environ temps so check them out but if it is a short term thing (experiment) I wouldn't worry too much. Certainly get grumpy if it is all the time though.
Answer #4 | 30/12 2013 04:53
The HSE web site says that 16 degrees is the recommended (not definite) minimum for non-physical working environments. As you probably have no Union to pursue your grievance, you are more or less at your boss's mercy. Maybe you should insist on leaving your desk to find warmth somewhere at intervals during the day.
Answer #5 | 31/12 2013 19:15
Sure you can

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