Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Large scale fungal contamination Our next client was currently developing a four storey apartment block when work came to a halt due to evidence of fungal contamination being found. We were called in to evaluate the indoor air quality in the complete, affected apartment and to identify the root cause of the fungal contamination. We [...]

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Conducting an indoor air quality assessment in Bridport

Conducting an indoor air quality assessment in Bridport

Is the indoor air contaminated? Today we attended a Dental practice situated in Bridport, where we were asked to carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants. The building was a two storey former school building which was commissioned in 1874 and then fully refurbished in 1990. The [...]

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Testing Indoor Air Quality for Chemical contaminants

Testing indoor air quality for chemical contaminants

Reports of unusual odours  Today we were in Gloucestershire, where we were asked to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to chemical contaminants. We were contacted as employees working in the offices had reported smelling unusual odours. The odours reported are described as cigarette smoke-like or acrid, smoke and burn related. [...]

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Conducting a Mould Survey in Selby

conducting a mould survey in selby

History of Mould contamination Selby, North Yorkshire was home to our next project a two-storey residential property with a history of mould contamination. The current owners of the property had occupied the property for approximately 3 months, when they reported mould growth to the skirting boards in the storage cupboard located under the stairs. They [...]

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Investigating reoccurring mould contamination

Investigating reoccurring mould contamination

Reports of reoccurring mould contamination Next, we travelled to Oxford where we were asked to carry out an indoor air quality assessment in relation to selected contaminants. The occupants of the property had reported reoccurring mould contamination in several rooms in the property. There were also reports of asthma symptoms worsening but were these a [...]

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Assessing Indoor Air Quality in a School

Assessing indoor air quality in a school

Concerns regarding Indoor Air Quality Employees working in an IT technical support room in a school, had made reports of frequent eye irritations, dizziness, headaches and migraines. Their employer contacted us and requested that we carry out an assessment of the indoor air quality to see if this was the cause. The property was a [...]

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Exposure to Hazardous Substances in Wednesbury

Adequate control of substances hazardous to health We were called to a workshop based in Wednesbury, that specialised in the manufacturing of intrinsically safe electrical equipment. Our client was concerned about the concentrations of hazardous substances, which his employees were being exposed to during their working day.  The site consisted of one open plan unit, [...]

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Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Substances

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances

Hazardous Substances in the workplace We were invited to a factory based in Braintree, which specialises in the production of construction steel, advertising billboards and flood light and telecommunication pylons. We were asked to carry out an assessment of occupational exposure to hazardous substances as employees are likely to be exposed to inhalable and respirable [...]

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in a residential property

Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in a residential property

Is poor Indoor Air Quality hazardous to Health? Our next project was a residential property situated in Kingston upon Thames. We were called to the property and instructed to carry out an assessment of Indoor Air Quality as the occupants were experiencing respiratory difficulties in some areas of the property. The respiratory difficulties noted included [...]

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School suffering with poor Indoor Air Quality

School suffering with poor indoor air quality

Poor indoor air quality in a school  A school based in Westcliff-on-sea was our next stop where we were instructed to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected chemical contaminants. The school itself is has many sections. The canteen and associated kitchen are located in a single storey building in [...]

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