Workplace Temperature Protocol

Imperial College Union is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its members, staff, customers, suppliers, visitors, and all others who may be affected by its activities and recognises its responsibility to create a safe working environment. The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that ICU adheres to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 which require employers to provide a reasonable indoor temperature in the workplace, but it does not specify a maximum temperature. 


Imperial College Union is an occupant of Imperial College London owned buildings and space. As a third-party user of the space, the temperature of the Union’s spaces is centrally controlled by Imperial College London. The College operates a standard protocol for the heating and cooling of its buildings in order to meet our obligations to reduce carbon emissions, in accordance with current HEFCE and Government objectives.

It is Union's belief to: 

To adhere and cooperate with Imperial College London building temperature protocol and the resulting benefits in meeting the Colleges Carbon Strategy goals 

What does it mean? 

Heating will be delivered within 2°C of 20°C. In those areas where cooling is provided, temperatures will not be cooled below 24°C, +/- 2°C. 

Further Information 

Review date: March 2025