Workplace air monitoring
Our workplace air monitoring service will keep you informed about your workforce’s exposure to airborne dust and gases. In brief, this means that we will check compliance against the exposure limits given in EH40/2005 – Workplace exposure limits. Furthermore, our air sampling experts will work with you, during a workplace air sampling campaign, to ensure that your business meets its legal obligations under COSHH. When the work is complete we will send you a detailed workplace air test report. In short, this will give you advice on the actions you need to take to reduce the dust or gas to a safe level. Acting on this advice will ensure the safety of your staff, which in turn could improve production and increase staff morale.
Why carry out air monitoring?
Workplace air monitoring measures the exposure of your staff to gases and dust. Exposure to these gases and dust in the workplace is happening to millions of people every day. This can have a harmful effect on their health. Exposure to these gases and dust in the air, if not controlled properly, can cause ill health in lots of ways. These health effects may not appear until many years after the exposure has taken place.
What are the legal requirements for workplace air sampling?
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) Regulation 7 place a duty on employers, as part of their COSHH assessment, to stop or control the exposure of staff to dust and gases at work. In particular, Regulation 10 sets a duty to carry out workplace air monitoring to measure these exposures.
Quality is key to our work. As a result, all of our workplace air monitoring uses kit that has been checked and calibrated through an unbroken chain, back to National Standards. This means that all of our air sampling tests are traceable and reliable. In addition, we submit all of our samples to UKAS accredited labs that participate in the Workplace Analysis Scheme for Proficiency (WASP).
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