Envirochem now offers a Fit2Fit accredited face fit testing service!

An inadequate fit will significantly reduce the protection provided by the RPE and may lead to serious immediate and long-term health problems.


Quantitative face fit testing can be carried out both at our head office in Fareham or on site.


Qualitative face fit testing can also be undertaken if required.


Types of tight fitting masks that can be tested:
• Half Face Ori-Nasal Respirators
• Full Face Respirators
• P3 Disposable Half Masks


If there are any other types of masks you would like tested and you are unsure
please don’t hesitate to ask.


Notes for candidates:
• All operatives must be clean shaven
• All operatives must refrain from eating or drinking for 1 hour before their test
• All operatives must refrain from smoking for an hour before their test
• Testing should be carried out every 1-2 years
• Re-tests should be undertaken if operatives face shape changes (i.e due to major
dental work/weight loss etc.)


Face fit testing procedure (according to HSE INDG479):
• Operatives will don their mask
• Operatives will then be required to undergo various exercises
• There are 7 exercises taking 80 seconds each.
• Operatives need to pass each exercise consecutively to gain a pass


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Environmental Perimeter Monitoring in Canary Wharf, London.

We have this week been working with one of our longstanding clients in Canary Wharf during the demolition of the building in the picture above.

What are we doing?

We have set up 3 perimeter particulate monitors on site measuring PM10 levels before the demolition phase and during the demolition.

What does this give us?

This way we can determine background readings within the area prior to the demolition to assess whether any limits are breached during the demolition and if they could be attributed to external factors or as a direct result of work on site.

The monitors are located on the perimeter of the demolition site, on sides that are neighbouring housing, businesses or roads and areas that the public readily use.

Benefits to the client.

The client has been set up to receive live alerts direct to the site manager’s mobile and email if a limit is exceeded, to ensure they can rectify any of the activities causing the issue at source.

The limits used are in accordance with the Tower Hamlets Environmental Protection Division Guidance. We will be sending monthly reports to our client who in turn will pass this on to Tower Hamlets EPO. Tower Hamlets will also be notified of any exceedances within 24 hours of the alert. This way our client is constantly aware of the levels and stays compliant with them.

For more information and to contact us about all our Occupational Hygiene Services please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the for below:

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High Level and Confined Spaces

Here at Envirochem we undertake Management and Major Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys in accordance with our UKAS accreditation based upon HSE Guidance Note Asbestos: The survey guide (HSG 264). We also undertake Re-inspection Surveys of buildings which have previously undergone Management Asbestos Surveys.

If that includes high level access or a confined space that’s no problem, we have a range of tools and equipment that our expertly trained staff can use to access nearly any space.

Asbestos Surveys are quoted on an individual basis. For a free quotation please contact us with as much detail as possible about the scope of your project including the size, age, usage, location and any other relevant information about the property.

For more information on our services and how we can tailor them to any requirement call us today or fill out the form below.

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Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing.

What is LEV Testing:

Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) checks, help control the release of hazardous airborne substances from a process into the workplace environment.

Why carry out LEV testing:

The aim of LEV checking is to control the emission as close as possible to the point of release, and prevent it from entering the air of the workplace.

Who should carry out LEV Testing:

Anywhere with extraction units and/or that produces fumes, a few examples of workplaces and processes include:

  • Wood and carpentry manufacturers
  • MOT Stations
  • Restaurants with exhaust ventilation units
  • Industrial processes that produce paint fumes and solder fumes
  • Shot blasting and sand blasting processes
  • Air conditioning units
  • Furniture makers  

What we can offer:

Envirochem routinely undertake LEV checks for many clients on equipment including:

  • Fume cabinets
  • Spray booths
  • Dust extract systems
  • Air conditioning units
  • Exhaust ventilation units
  • Extractor fan units

These should be tested 14 monthly or after any modifications, as specified within the Health and Safety Executive’s HSE Guidance Notes HS(G)54 and HS(G)37.

We produce thorough reports detailing duct velocities static pressures and flow rates and make comments on any observed changes in the system reading or their possible causes.

For more information or to contact us please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

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Why test for Legionella?

What is Legionella bacteria:

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.

 

The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They can also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold-water systems, and spa pools.

 

Why test for Legionella:

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some people are at higher risk including:

  • People over 45 years of age
  • Smokers and heavy drinkers
  • People suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
  • Diabetes, lung, and heart disease
  • Anyone with an impaired immune system

 

Who should test:

From vending machines to humidifiers, Domestic water systems to Cooling towers legionella bacteria can breed to dangerous levels if testing and monitoring is neglected.

 

Below is a list of potential water sources at risk:

  • Domestic water systems
  • Cooling towers
  • Any drinking water service
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa pools
  • Car washes
  • Effluent
  • Vending machines
  • Evaporative condensers
  • Hot and cold-water systems
  • Cooling waters
  • Process waters
  • Humidifiers
  • Dental equipment
  • Hot & cold systems
  • Borehole water
  • Showers
  • Sprinklers
  • Fountains
  • Water storage tanks
  • Natural water sources such as lakes and rivers and reservoirs

 

What we can offer:

Envirochem now offer UKAS accredited legionella tests by using the most up to date scientific techniques, covering any water system in the workplace or domestic environment.

 

We can attend site to carry out sampling (not covered by our UKAS accreditation) or alternatively please see below our new Legionella self-sampling kit.

 

For more information please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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The Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021

Next week we will be at The Contamination & Geotech Expo, find us at stand 4-G100!

 

We have a wide range of services and analytical testing options that we can provide and tailor to our clients requirements. Come and meet us to find out more.

 

 


Hi-tech machines and instrumentation

 

Here at Envirochem, we have a wide range of Hi-tech machines and instrumentation, and use the most up to date scientific techniques.

 

This allows us to offer the best possible services, fast turnaround times and a large selection of testing and analysis options.

 

For more information and how we can help you call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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Leak Air Testing on the perimeter of negative pressure units to an asbestos enclosure.

We were recently commissioned to carry out Leak Air Testing on the perimeter of negative pressure units to an asbestos enclosure, this is to  ensure that an elevated level of airborne fibres are extracted from the enclosure by the negative pressure units and there are no leaks.

Envirochem offer the full range of asbestos air monitoring services geared specifically to meet the requirements of your project, in accordance with HSG 248.

Our growing fleet of asbestos analysts are provided with fully equipped mobile laboratories allowing for on-site analysis of air samples and instant certification upon completion of analytical monitoring.

For more information call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:

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We have recently achieved Accreditation status as a Fit2Fit Respiratory Equipment Fit Test Provider.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is essential for Health and Safety. We carry out examination and Face Fit Testing of RPE in order to determine the suitability of the protective equipment.

 

And we have recently achieved Accreditation status as a Fit2Fit Respiratory Equipment Fit test Provider.

 

For more information and all our services please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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What is Four Stage Clearance Air Monitoring?

Four stage clearance Air Monitoring is undertaken following the removal of asbestos based materials (generally notifiable materials such as insulation boards, insulation and coatings) under fully controlled conditions. This will enable a certificate of reoccupation to be issued to reassure those reoccupying the area that it is safe to do so.

 

Here is one of our analysts recently on site carrying out such testing.

 

Call us today for advice 01329 287 777 or for more information fill out the form below;

 

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