Our SHE Officer has just returned from a 3 day “Personal air sampling and gas detection” course.
Many people are exposed to a variety of hazardous substances, through their normal activities at work. These range from chemicals and dust, to fume and fibres. These substances if not controlled effectively can have a harmful effect on human health.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) require organisations to identify and monitor hazardous substances. The levels of harmful substances need to be ascertained in order to ensure compliance with workplace exposure limits contained within HSE guidance note EH40.
Part of the regulations under COSHH is to measure the concentration of hazardous airborne substances, such as dust fume or vapour. Adamson Construction can now carry out air monitoring to ensure that we comply with the legal requirements. We will be monitoring our workforce exposure to chemicals and provide a sampling process to establish whether health limits are being exposed.