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Occupational Hygiene

Workplace and Occupational Exposure Monitoring

Employers have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for their staff. Our range of workplace testing and monitoring services will enable you to meet your legal obligations, and help keep your workforce safe and healthy.

As an employer you have a legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment for your staff

COSHH

Our COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) monitoring will measure exposure to hazardous substances in your workplace, whether they are gases, vapours, liquids, fumes, dusts, solids, or micro-organisms. The results are compared to HSE Workplace Exposure Limits and other advisory guidelines, and we will advise you of any steps that need to be taken to improve safety.

To learn more about your responsibilities regarding COSHH regulations, visit the HSE website.

LEV & Fume Cupboards

Fume cupboards and other Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems need regular testing to ensure they are working correctly and keeping your workforce safe. HSE require this testing takes place at least every 14 months. Our qualified and experienced staff will monitor your equipment and notify you of any deterioration in performance. As we don’t supply or install equipment, we can provide impartial advice on what type of LEV is best for your workplace health and safety needs. We specialise in monitoring fume cupboards in education and laboratory settings.

Poor air quality can directly impact business

Indoor Air Quality

Whether it’s an office, hotel, school, commercial or industrial building, IAQ has a real impact on the health and wellbeing of its occupants. Poor air quality has been shown to lead to increased absenteeism, reduced productivity or loss of repeat business.

We provide expert surveys and advice in suspected cases of Sick Building Syndrome. We monitor and measure a range of factors in your property, including temperature, humidity, ventilation, and common pollutants such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, moulds and bacteria, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Our reporting compares findings to statutory standards and advisory guidelines.

Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has no taste, smell or colour. It is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK. It can occur in buildings as a result of the radioactive decay of tiny amounts of uranium present in all rocks, soils and, to a lesser extent, brick and concrete. Action on radon in the workplace is mandatory. To find out about your responsibility as an employer, click here.

We offer a wide-ranging service to employers and building managers covering all aspects of radon testing and management:

  • Building risk assessments 
  • Planning and carrying out radon surveys 
  • Interpretation of results 
  • Advice on compliance with Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 
  • Access to Radiation Protection Advisor Services 
  • Post remediation monitoring