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The HSE work related ill-health and disease statistics are not getting any better, we know that, our entire industry knows that and yet it would appear that our clients don’t know that (or aren’t taking suitable action if they do).

Workplace exposure monitoring can enable you, the LEV Installer or Examiner, to convey to the client that the control measures that they have in place are not reducing operator exposure to levels that will likely minimise and prevent work-related ill-health.

Drake Lapthorn provides services that determine operator exposure levels to hazardous substances by taking a sample of the hazardous substance in the air that the operator is ‘breathing in’ whilst undertaking the task.

Workplace Exposure Monitoring will establish whether the operator is being exposed to hazardous substances generated when undertaking work, at what level exposure is being experienced and whether these are below the appropriate workplace exposure limit (WEL).

Workplace Exposure Monitoring is undertaken for numerous reasons:

  • It is good practice to determine if controls in place, including LEV, are protecting operators and to what extent.
  • Identifying operations or tasks that may need further controls put in place, i.e. the installation of LEV.
  • Establishing a level of exposure that a LEV system, once installed, should provide to the operators.
  • Part of a routine Health Surveillance Program
  • To check the operator exposure level is below the workplace exposure limit for the substance.
  • Because the HSE told you to…………

If you need assistance at your own premises, or that of a client, to establish operator exposure to hazardous substances please contact us via 01295 298469 or info@drakelapthorn.co.uk

Check out our website, www.drakelapthorn.co.uk for details on the range of services we offer to SME’s, including Health and Safety guidance, Health and Safety Training, Legionella, Risk Assessments and Noise Assessments.

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Occupational hygiene is the recognition, evaluation and control of risks within the working environment.

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk, so the law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) sets out how to protect both employees and others who may be exposed.

‘If you as an employer fail to adequately control hazardous substances, your employees or others may become ill. Effects from hazardous substances range from mild eye irritation to chronic lung disease or, on occasions, death.’ HSE Website

With over 30 years experience in Asbestos and Occupational Hygiene Management you can be confident that our highly trained and qualified staff will be able to ensure your company’s compliance with Health and Safety Regulations.

Our qualified occupational hygienists have experience of a wide variety of industries and are sensitive to the cost-effectiveness of proposed control measures.

As an independent company Armstrong Environmental Ltd. is able to operate and be seen to act in an impartial manner. This independence provides valuable reassurance to third parties such as employees, trade unions or regulatory authorities.

We are the chosen supplier to a diverse range of organisations both large and small, which includes some of the worlds leading and most well know brands. Whatever the size of your organisation we would be delighted to help you.

What We Can Do For You:

Occupational Hygiene:
• Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Testing
• LEV Air Flow indicator Supply
• Workplace Exposure Monitoring
• Noise Assessments
• Hand Arm Vibration Assessments

Asbestos:
• Asbestos Surveys
• Asbestos Awareness Training
• Asbestos Management Software via www.AsbestosVault.com
• Asbestos Sample Analysis

“Quality & Customer Service are the key to our business and we pride ourselves on going that extra mile for our clients and then some”.

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