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


Please call 01329 287 777 or complete the form below if you would like further information or a free quotation:

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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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What does Water testing entail:

Testing for coliform bacteria and E.coli are the most important routine microbiological analysis carried out on drinking water. These tests provide a sensitive means for detecting faecal contamination, for assessing raw water quality, the effectiveness of water treatment and disinfection, and monitoring water quality in distribution.

Why carry out Water testing:

Recreational water such as Pools and SPAs – can be easily get Infectious agents introduced into them via bathers, from dirt entering the pool or from the water source itself. Once in the spa pool, conditions often exist for these infectious agents to grow and proliferate.

Drinking water or potable water – To ensure water is safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm.

Environmental Water – Lakes, rivers and seas are used for a variety of recreational activities including swimming, diving, fishing and sailing. If these activities are to be enjoyed safely, attention must be given to health hazards such as sewage pollution and excessive growth of toxic cyanobacteria, as well as to the prevention of accidents. EC bathing water directive (2006/7/EC).

What we can offer:

Envirochem routinely carry out a variety of tests including:

For recreational water:

UKAS Accredited tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Total viable counts 1 days at 37°C
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella

For Drinking water or Potable water:

UKAS Accredited tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Total viable counts 2 days at 37°C
  • Total viable counts 3 days at 22°C
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

For Environmental Water:

Relevant tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Faecal streptococci

If you would like more information or you think you may require testing please call us on 01329 287 777 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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Where is Lead found?

Why is Lead in paint?

Lead was used in paint to help speed up the drying process but also for visual properties. It also increased the durability of paint once applied.

 

Why test for Lead in paint?

 

The body can absorb lead that is breathed in, such as in the form of dust or fumes and if you swallow anything containing lead.

Exposure can lead to changes in your blood which may cause anaemia and it can have effects on your nervous system and kidneys.

 

Who should test?

Those at the highest risk of exposure are those that carry out industrial processes such as blast/burning removal of lead paint, lead smelting and many more that create lead dust, vapour or fumes.

However, even individuals or contractors stripping lead paint from windows, doors and frames from homes and workplaces can lead to exposure.

 

What we can offer:

Envirochem can offer UKAS accredited Lead in paint analysis and we can attend site and sample for you or alternatively we offer self-sampling kits for you to sample yourself to send to us for analysis.

 

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

 

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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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Controlled Demolition at Fawley Power Station

Last week our analysts supported Brown and mason in the controlled demolition of another building at the Fawley Power Station.

 

Envirochem’s expert analysts were on site carrying out perimeter monitoring during the demolition and then we will now be monitoring whilst the rubble is cleared to ensure all safety measures are met. 

 

For more information or to speak to us about our services please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;

 

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Lead in Paint

It’s not just walls that could contain Lead in paint– it is most likely found on railings, doors and window frames. Test the paint in your home with our self-test kits or have one of our team come out to your site and do the sampling for you. The samples will then be analysis by our in-house UKAS accredited lab.

 

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

 

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