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School sends 500 students home

We had the incredibly hot in the rooms.

- First we were considering the move the lessons outside, but with 500 students, we felt that it was safer to send them home.

so says Charlotte Löfqvist, principal of Västra Hamnens skola in Malmö, sweden, to SVT Nyheter Spare after she had closed the school, because the temperature yesterday approached the 30 degrees inside.

- It is extremely with the heating and ventilation system can not compensate in a satisfactory manner.

- the Working environment is not in order, wrote the school in a message to teachers, students and parents, but looking at the comments that are written on the SVTs Facebook, so it was not quite in order:

- How will the dog cope in the labour market, writes Paul A.

- does it Mean here, that one need not work, if it is 30 degrees, ask Lars P, and Christopher N use only numbers in his commentary:

- 2018...., he writes.

Västra Hamnens skola in Malmö has also ordered the services to the ventilation system.

the working environment authority recommends that the temperature be kept at 20-22ºC by sedentary or stationary work, such as in offices.

the working environment authority requires that the temperature is kept below 25 ° C, apart from periods with lots of heat.

If it is difficult to keep the temperature in the room under 25 ° C in periods, where the outdoor temperature is not specially high, will the room be often too hot during a heatwave. For high temperatures, the temperature of bl.a. due to the lighting, many people in the room, the machines and monitors as well as the sunshine through the large, unshielded windows.

When it is very hot outdoors, the heat loss to the surroundings from a workspace smaller than usual. The temperature is rising, therefore, and can get over 25ºC. It is accepted by the labour inspectorate. But very high temperatures can provide the genes and be a danger to the health. Therefore, one should take certain precautions.

Are you uncomfortable and bad in the workplace must, like any other illness, go home.

Source: the working environment authority

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