Have you heard of the ‘summer slump’?


Well … the ‘summer slump’ isn’t a new phenomenon – with over a quarter of office workers across the country saying they feel unproductive during the summer months! We all know the common side effects of working in the heat – sweating leads to dehydration, making you more susceptible to heat strokes and exhaustion. To help you out, we’ve complied a couple of creative top tips to surviving the hot weather, whilst you are in the office…

Keep it cool

A whopping 46% of people are unhappy with the temperature in their office, and if you’re feeling flustered it can be hard to stay on track. Staying cool helps to stop energy levels draining and boosts productivity. Fans around the office are a great way to keep you awake during the working day. There are so many different types of fans that you are spoilt for choice, from clip on desk fans, to tower fans, you can choose the best fit for your workspace.

Creative desk fan tip: place a bowl of ice directly in front of your desk fan, ensuring that nothing else is near the fan. This will cool the air that the fan is circulating whilst the ice melts, making it much more refreshing and effective.

Never underestimate the power of H20

Staying hydrated at work can be difficult for many of us; busy schedules make it easy to forget to drink as much water as we should and for some, the type of work or specialist work clothes makes it awkward to access water regularly. Not only can staying hydrated help to improve our work productivity, helping us to perform better mentally and physically, it can also help to offset potential safety risks.

Our top water based tip: apply a few drops of cold water onto your wrists and back of your neck. This can help to lower your overall body temperature.

Introducing the Coolwater!

Statistics show that on average, workplace productivity drops up to 25% during the summer months. Keep your employees on track with Coolwater. The cost effective solution to pure, cool water! This is a mains fed water cooler than provides an unlimited supply of cool, filtered water. Did you know that a single 18 litre bottle can cost up to £6?

Installing a Coolwater in your office also allows you to reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating plastic consumption. Forget about all that heavy lifting for your old water cooler when putting on a new water bottle and say goodbye to the aches and pains. Mains fed, does all the work for you!


Take control of your temperature levels by keeping cool in the office with our range of water, coolers and fans. Contact us today on 0161 683 4247 or email us at sales@keeley-travis.co.uk for more information on what products we have to help you through the summer heat!