‘Air changes per hour’ is the number of times the air is replaced in a defined space each hour. The number of these air changes that are required for a specific space is defined by its use. For example, the HSE guidance note EH22 ‘ventilation of the workplace’ requires 8 air changes per hour with a minimum requirement of 3 air changes per hour.
Guidance also recommends an air supply of 8 litres/second per person for open plan offices and a minimum of 5 litres/second per person for air conditioned spaces.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, regulation 5 requires that ventilation systems are appropriately maintained in an efficient state and working order. Regulation 6 requires that you ensure effective ventilation for any enclosed workplace by providing a sufficient quantity of fresh air.
We can combine an air change test within a full air quality survey for work spaces to include particulate monitoring, bio-aerosols and VOC’s as well.
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Volatile organic compounds are often found in paints, cleaning agents, fuels and sealants that are common products around the workplace and at home. Impacts from exposure to these chemicals can range from mild symptoms of nausea, headaches and skin irritations to serious consequences of damage to the kidneys, liver and central nervous systems.
If you are concerned that exposure is causing harm to you or your employees we can provide monitoring to identify whether concentrations are above harmful levels.
Do you think your site is too far away for our operatives to help you with your monitoring needs?
Well we have clients based throughout England as north as Leeds and as southern as the Isle of Wight. That does not include our client’s based in Wales and those we have flown to in Guernsey. There is nowhere we cannot come to sample!
The cost of our site visits are based on your business’s locality to our Fareham based office, which includes travel costs i.e. flights or ferry tickets, operative costs and any overnight accommodation that could be required (depending specifically on the job). This is an additional fee which is on top of the analysis that is carried out whilst on site.
If you require any occupational monitoring at your premise or to be advised on our other services we could provide to suit your individual business needs, please fill out the form below;
Employees working in the nail salon industry are regularly exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs ) from the frequent use of nail products such as nail varnish, nail varnish remover and nail glue. At Envirochem we offer VOC air monitoring in the work place to ensure that employees are not exposed the VOC levels that exceed the work place exposure limit.
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