One of our occupation team was recently up in Cardiff at the Brunel House. We attended site following the cleanup of a sewage leak that spread throughout the bottom basement floor. Whilst on site we took bio-aerosols within each of the separate rooms where the leak spread to make sure all airborne bacteria had also been removed from the cleaning.
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Envirochem were recently approached by one of their clients to carry out a noise survey at a waste recycling depot in Reading
Envirochem travelled to Reading to carry out a Noise survey at a waste recycling depot in Reading. The waste recycling depot had a variety of areas in which noise could potentially become a problem for employees exposed to levels of noise above that of 80dB being the lower exposure action level as stated in the Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Using a Cassella CEL 620B Class I integrating sound meter with octave band filter and with the guidance of the client, noise samples were taken from nine different areas of the depot to take into account the different activities which take place in the yard and in the indoor areas. The noise levels were on a whole below the action level in the outdoor areas within the yard but exceeded this level when the samples were taken inside. This would suggest that employees working in the internal areas should be provided with hearing protection and this area should be classed as a hearing protection zone.
Envirochem can carry out a variety of occupational hygiene monitoring services for individual clients and businesses for noise and any other health, safety and environmental need. If you require any of our chemical analysis services, occupational hygiene services, asbestos or microbiological services, please fill out the form below or give us a call on 01329 287 777.
We are excited to announce that our Microbiology laboratory is now UKAS accredited.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS are recognised by the government to assess laboratories against internationally agreed standards. Organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services are assessed by UKAS.
An accreditation from UKAS acknowledges the competence, impartiality and performance capability of a laboratory.
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A patient of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital may have been infected with legionella bacteria after attending the hospital’s dialysis unit in October earlier this year. The hospital stated that enhanced measures were put in place in order to stop the bacteria from spreading to any other patients.
Legionella bacteria is more likely to spread in larger commercial buildings with more complex water systems and if contracted can lead to Legionnaires Disease; a potentially fatal lung infection.
Traces of Legionella Bacteria were found in the males showers of Castleton Swimming pool during routine checks, leading to it’s closure. The same swimming pool was shut for three weeks in May following the discovery of Legionella in the heating system.
Legionella bacteria can cause legionaires disease, this has flu like symptoms and affects the lungs. In some cases the disease can be fatal.
Envirochem are developing a new test, this is for the bacteria Clostridium Perfringens. These bacteria are indicators of faecal contamination. They are however found when other faecal indicators a not detectable, for example at times of remote or intermittent pollution. Therefore, detection of Clostridium Perfringens can help us detect contamination different levels.
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We are excited to announce the expansion of our Microbiology department. The image above shows a section of our new laboratory, we offer a wide array of microbiological analyses including tests for Legionella, E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Total coliforms.
Water samples that are sent to Envirochem come from a variety of sources, for example: drinking and potable water, recreational water such as pools and spas and many more.
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The bacteria Legionella have been detected at high levels in tower at the Highly Active Liquid Effluent and Storage (HALES) facility. The chief nuclear inspector has released a statement assuring that there has not been an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease and that this does not impact nuclear safety.
The swimming section of the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ race in Nottingham had to be cancelled after several competitors fell ill, this was due to water quality exceeding safe levels. The type of bacteria found in the waters of the course has not been revealed, but the symptoms and circumstances seem to fit E.coli.