Workplace Air Monitoring

Workplace air monitoring

Our workplace air monitoring service will keep you informed about your workforce’s exposure to airborne hazards. In brief, this means that we will check compliance against the exposure limits published in EH40/2005 – Workplace exposure limits. Furthermore our expert technicians will work closely with you through a workplace air monitoring campaign to ensure that your business meets its legal obligations under COSHH.   When the work is complete we will provide you with a detailed test report. In short, this will give you advice on actions that will reduce the hazards to an acceptable level. Acting on this advice will ensure the protection of your staff, which in turn could improve production and increase staff morale.

Why carry out workplace air monitoring ?

Exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace is happening to millions of people every day. Subsequently this can have a harmful effect on their health. Exposure to these hazards in the air, if not controlled properly, can cause ill health in numerous ways. The health effects may not appear until years after the exposure has taken place. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) Regulation 7 place a duty on employers, as part of their COSHH assessment, to prevent or control the exposure of staff to hazardous substances in the workplace. In particular, Regulation 10 sets a duty to undertake workplace air monitoring to measure these exposures.

Workplace Air Monitoring Quality.

Quality is key to our work. This is why all of our workplace air monitoring uses equipment that has been checked and calibrated through an unbroken chain of comparisons back to National Standards. This means that all of our measurements are traceable and reliable. In addition, we submitted all of our samples to UKAS accredited labs that participate in the Workplace Analysis Scheme for Proficiency (WASP).

Further reading.
G409 Exposure measurement – Air sampling.
Workplace exposure limits.
HSE List of Frequently asked questions.

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