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Indoor Air Quality Testing & Assessment

In House Safety are experts at conducting indoor air quality testing and assessments in workplace environments. Our air quality consultants have the knowledge and equipment to undertake a thorough building survey, detecting airborne contaminants such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and more. Most of our equipment provides instant results, so we can quickly advise you of any actions required to achieve acceptable air quality and maintain a healthy and productive workplace

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.

Why have an indoor air quality assessment?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be affected by factors such as construction materials, furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and even the land where the building is located.

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. 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.

Workplace air monitoring and testing is important to ensure that your business meets these regulations.

What are the impacts of poor indoor air quality?

Poor indoor air quality can negatively affect the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants. Aside from potentially causing strained relationships between employers and their staff, poor air quality reduces productivity and increase sickness absence from Building Related Sickness (Sick Building Syndrome). The symptoms of poor air quality can include:

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

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More Indoor Air Quality FAQs

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This includes insuring that the air they breathe is safe. The Approved Code of Practice, which accompanies the Workplace Regulations, states that indoor air quality “should be at least equal to, but ideally better than, the air outside your building”.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments should be carried out by an expert who can provide an unbiased report. They should not be linked to any products or services that they would benefit from selling to you following the audit, such as cleaning products or air conditioning units. Get in touch with us today for a professional and unbiased audit.

Bad air quality may be caused by a large number of contaminants. These can include carbon dioxide (CO2) or carbon monoxide (CO) as well as dust, asbestos, vapours, tobacco smoke, and dust mites. Even volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from office machines such as printers, copiers, computers, and cleaning products can cause air quality problems.

How you can improve the indoor air quality of your building will depend on the contaminants and pollutants that are affecting the air quality. After an indoor air quality test, you will be provided with a list of required remedial actions and our air quality consultants will be on hand to provide any extra guidance. Contact us today to book your IAQ assessment.