Space Heater Policies

Space heaters are the thorn in the side of many facility managers, so one professional is seeking feedback on best practices and policies.


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Space heaters are the thorn in the side of many facility managers, so one professional is seeking feedback on best practices and policies.
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Question Of The Week: Best Practices/Policies For Auxiliary Appliances (Personal Heaters And Fans)

Space Heater Policies

Posted by Heidi Schwartz

This week’s question comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.

TFM's Question of the Week logo. I work in a corporate office environment where there are always concerns about comfort in terms of temperature and air conditioning.

When it comes to space heaters, I feel they should not be allowed for reasons of safety and risk management. Heaters become additionally troublesome when a person who has a zone thermostat in his or her office brings in supplemental heating. This makes it difficult for facilities management to inform some people they can’t have heaters when another person next door (who does not have a thermostat in the office) is allowed to have a heater.

Does anyone have a policy in place to manage these types of auxiliary appliances in the work place? Allowed? Disallowed? Any feedback and discussion would be appreciated. 

Larry Pronovost
Director of Facility Development and Construction
InfiLaw Systems
Naples, FL

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