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Indoor Air Quality Assessment And Testing

Why have an indoor air quality assessment?

Indoor air quality can be affected in many ways. Internal pollution can be caused by such factors as construction materials used in the building, furnishings, fixtures, equipment and materials in use and even the land where the building is sited.

As an employer you have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the safety and well-being of your employees who work in an indoor environment.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 requires employers to assess and control the exposure of their workforce to hazardous materials. The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 also require that a ‘sufficient supply of fresh or purified air’ is provided.

So having an indoor air quality assessment is important to ensure that your business meets these regulations.

Building Related Sickness (Sick building syndrome):

Poor indoor air quality can also reduce productivity and increase sickness absence. The symptoms of building-related sickness can include:

  • Irritation of eyes, nose and skin
  • Headache
  • Tiredness or lethargy
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Breathing difficulties

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How In House can help with indoor air quality assessment

Our consultants have the necessary expertise and equipment to undertake a thorough building survey, detecting airborne contaminants including, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and many more airborne contaminants including substances as diverse as mercury and lead. The majority of our equipment is direct reading and will provide instant results.

Other environmental factors such as temperature, noise, relative humidity, lighting levels and ventilation rates are also measured. Clients are then advised on the measures necessary to maintain a healthy and productive workplace.