What is it and why is it required?
Exposure to harmful substances at work is a major contributor to ill health, and the cost to companies through absence and litigation is enormous. The COSHH regulations place a duty to employers to make sure your employees and any site visitors are protected. It’s essential that exposure is properly controlled and monitored to ensure safety at all times.
Indoor air quality can be affected by a number of parameters including the design of the workspace, design of the ventilation system, the frequency and effectiveness of maintenance and the quality of the external air. To maintain satisfactory working conditions, indoor air quality should be monitored to ensure contaminants are not present at concentrations known to cause discomfort or impair health.
What are the benefits?
The cost of an air monitoring assessment and implementing the extra controls is often small compared to the savings from improvements and protection of employee health.
Undertaking regular air monitoring assessments can see significant and tangible benefits in promptly dealing with complaints about indoor air quality. These include:
- A more motivated and satisfied workforce
- Less time & money spent dealing with complaints
- Increased staff efficiency
- Improvement in staff morale
- Better staff retention
- Lower absenteeism
How can the S2 Partnership help?
S2 Partnership offers an in-depth service to assess, report and make recommendations on how to reduce discomfort and assist with improving working conditions. This includes the collection of microbiological samples, laboratory analysis and a written report of findings.
The air monitoring assessment considers the following parameters:
- Monitoring for levels of Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide
- Levels of airborne bacteria and fungi
- Humidity and temperature levels
- Particle counts between 0.3 microns (respirable dust range) and 5 microns (non-respirable dust range).
Please contact us for more information.