The Importance of Hydration at Work

On average people working in northern European countries spend approximately 37 hours in their office typing away at their computers or being held up in prolonged meetings every week. Given how much time people spend at work, it is important to consider their hydration needs.

Staying hydrated at work can prove troublesome as busy schedules can easily mean people forget to get in their two litres a day. Staying hydrated helps to increase productivity and avoid the offset of potential safety risks. Dehydration is renown to lead to reduced concentration as well as lessen physical performance.

Keeping Hydrated at Work

Employers are required by law to ensure that their employees have adequate access to safe drinking water.

Certain work factors can influence an office’s hydration requirements. For example, warm offices can lead to employees losing water at a quicker rate, which obviously needs to be replaced. The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations states that employers need to provide clean drinking water and ensure that it is easily accessible to all employees.

How Hydration Effects Work Performance

Being dehydrated can have severe effects on how we feel and how we perform. Research has shown that mild dehydration can lead to feelings of fatigue and reduce alertness. Therefore, hydrated employees equal productive employees.

How Hydration Effects Employee Moods

If we are not hydrated adequately our mood starts to shift. We start to experience reduced concentration, find tasks harder and have frequent headaches leading to a poor mood.

At The Water Delivery Company, we provide a wide range of hydration solutions for numerous work environments. Whether you are looking for a bottled water cooler, plumbed in water cooler or even a drinking water fountain, we stock them all.

We also offer flexible water cooler rental options and bottled water delivery to customers across London.

If you are interested in renting a water cooler or would like to chat to us about your hydration solutions, please do not hesitate to call us on 0330 123 3309 or email us at

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