Diesel exhaust fumes occupational exposure evaluation of traffic enforcement officers

diesel fumes monitoring

In one of our latest project we have been appointed by HMRC to evaluate occupational exposure of traffic officers to various contaminants associated with fuel testing and vehicle diesel exhaust fumes. The officers carry out routine check of diesel fuels throughout the United Kingdom. In the course of their duties the officers can get exposed [...]

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Indoor air quality (Breeam) on Regent Street, London

Breeam, voc, formaldehyde

Indoor air quality testing (Breeam) is fast becoming a standard for new development to achieve best possible living environment for the future occupants. Customers’ demands on quality of the living environment and air quality in dwelling are very high. Air quality is especially important in the inner-city areas where the contaminants accumulates and are difficult [...]

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Fume testing in a lift shaft, occupational exposure assessment

fumes testing in lift

Employees working in the confined environment can often be at higher risk from exposure to hazardous substances than others. The confined environment has a limited means of ventilation and hazardous substance can accumulated rather quickly. We have carried of fume testing of lift shaft engineers in a high-riser building in central London. Our task was to [...]

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Mould survey and damp investigation in Keighley town centre

Mould surveys in Bradford

We were off to Keighley, Bradford for another mould survey.  A two-storey, end terrace town building with traditional stone external walls was suffering from damp and mould contamination is several areas. The building was made up of several clean rooms, equipment storage rooms, a small but welcoming reception, toilets, and a staff room. The building [...]

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Water condensation on concrete ceiling causing mould contamiantion

Mould to ceiling

Our journey took us to Wiltshire on this mould investigation. We inspected a three-storey town building which had been converted into a dental practice for damp, mould contamination and air contamination. This building has a long-term history of humidity and mould problems on the ceilings throughout the property. Although none of the staff working in [...]

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VOC test for a failed BREEAM development

voc testing for breeam development

Indoor air quality testing is one of the requirement in obtaining credits for Breeam projects. Breeam put an emphasis on the well being of future occupant and the developers must follow strict guidelines to unsure high quality of the indoor environment. One of the parameters that is closely monitored is indoor air quality which is ensured [...]

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Microbiological verification – sewage cleaning

Sewage contamination in pub

We have been appointed to carry out a microbiological verification for the presence of sewage related pathogen. Recent heavy rainfall in a small town Hempel Hempstead have caused one of the local pubs to be flooded by sewage water. The rain water surged through the waste system and burst in through the drain inside of the [...]

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Workplace noise exposure survey in a laboratory

workplace noise exposure in laboratory

We have attended a dental a laboratory where the employees were being exposed to a relatively loud noise from various types of machinery. As usually performed during workplace noise exposure assessment we have talked to the laboratory manager who talked us through the daily routine and tasks perform in the laboratory by various people. Once [...]

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Mould Inspection and damp survey in London Practice

Mould in basement

My latest damp / mould inspection in London was in a former residential property which has been converted into a dental practice. The building is about 60-70 years and was originally used as a ground floor shop with upstairs accommodation. The building has been modified and extended over the years which contributed to the current [...]

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Noise exposure on a powder packaging line

noise in workplace

Control of noise in induction environment is an important challenge for health and safety managers. Some situation are inherently noisy and very difficult to control especially if old equipment is used and installations are complex. I have evaluated employees’ exposure to noise in a powder packaging unit. The unit consisted of one open plan packaging [...]

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