Workplace air monitoring
Synergy’s Workplace air monitoring service will keep you informed about your workforce’s exposure to 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 monitoring experts will work with you, during a sampling campaign, to ensure that your business meets its legal duties under COSHH. When the work is complete, we will send you a detailed 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. As a result, acting on this advice will ensure the safety of your staff, which in turn could improve production and increase staff morale.
Why carry out monitoring?
Exposure to gases and dust in the workplace is happening to millions of people every day. In general, this can harm their health. Workplace air sampling measures the exposure of your staff to gases and dust. 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 show until many years after the exposure has taken place.
What are the legal requirements?
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 testing uses kit that has been checked and calibrated through an unbroken chain, back to National Standards. This calibration means that all of our air sampling tests are traceable and reliable. Also, we submit all of our samples to UKAS accredited labs that participate in proficiency testing schemes.
Further information about workplace air monitoring is available below.