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:
We offer a variety of analyses for the Built Environment where sensitivity is required in understanding the composition and nature of various substances.
For example, lead, arsenic and other metals in paint, anthrax or gypsum in plaster, mould and more.
Many substances in the built environment can cause serious harm if they are disturbed and you are exposed to them. For example:
Lead in paint if breathed in or ingested can lead to changes in your blood and have effects on your nervous system and kidneys.
Anthrax is a potentially fatal infection caused by Bacillus anthracis that is transmitted from animals to humans. In the built environment one of the main sources of anthrax risk is horsehair plaster, typically found in older buildings, and usually pre-dates the 1950’s.
Paint and wallpaper containing arsenic that becomes damp, can be metabolised to a volatile form of arsenic called arsene. This arsene can then be inhaled by the occupants of the building. Even if concentrations are low, prolonged exposure can lead to arsenic bio-accumulating in the body and subsequent sickness.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and other similar gases in insulating foams are ozone layer depleting substances, which is one of the driving causes of climate change. Many of these substances are banned or are being phased out under the Montreal Protocol because of how damaging they are to the ozone layer.
Who should test:
Depending on what you are testing for, below is a few examples of who might require testing:
Anyone carrying out refurbishment works
Individuals doing DIY
Anyone concerned about mould growth
Insulators or Insulation removers
What we can offer:
Envirochem can offer a range of testing including:
UKAS accredited Lead and Chromium in paint testing
Arsenic in paint and wallpaper testing
Anthrax or gypsum in plaster
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in foam and polystyrene
Tests for over 30 metals in paint
We can also 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 call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:
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;
Here at Envirochem, we are always looking at new ways we can improve our services, reduce turnaround times and offer more testing and analysis options. We recently invested in a new Machine: Skalar Bluevision – Continuous Flow Analyser, that does just that!
This machine allows us to process more samples without further staff and more quickly, allowing us to reduce our turnaround times and offer more testing options.
It can test one sample for 8 different tests, that we would have beforehand done as separate tests, this massively reduces the time it takes to process samples.
For further information and enquires about testing please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;
Here at Envirochem, we pride ourselves in being able to tailor our services to all our clients bespoke and unique testing/consultancy requirements.
Our chemical team have recently been working on one such project. Our client needed us to determine any irregularities in the mortar composition used on their properties, as they were different colours and causing water ingress.
Using our ICPOES Jess is testing the samples taken for a range of metals that will then allow us to determine similarities or differences between the mortar samples.
For more information or advice on how we can help you please fil out the form below or call us on 01329 287 777.
If you’re worried about contractors entering your home at the moment to carry out testing, purchase one of our self-sampling kits to take samples yourself safely for analysis. We offer a range of kits to test Asbestos, Legionella and more; https://envirochem.co.uk/shop/products