The project I'm working on is an ice-cream factory which will have staff working for short spells (but more than 15min) in spaces cooled to down to -40C. This is obviously outside the range of ASHRAE 55-2004 but I would like to know if it is still possible to get compliance if local regulations regarding workspace environments are met?
The project is in South Africa and there is a local regulation called the "Environmental regulation for workplaces" which is enforced by the Department of Labour. It specifies the amount of time that staff may work in sub-zero temperatures and the type of protective clothing that must be worn.
Do you know if this credit is achievable?
If so, how should it be done?
Many thanks for any advice you can offer.