Electoplating and metal finishing

Employees working in the electroplating industry are likely to be exposed to a range of toxic substances. Some of these are carcinogens, including nickel, hexavalent chromium and cadmium compounds. Personal exposure assessment of workers back up with a biological monitoring program can provide accurate information on employees exposure levels. This information and be used to maintain or improve the existing control measures.

Sysco will carry out a full assessment of all the relevant work tasks and associated exposure controls.

Your organisation will benefit from an independent and thorough assessment of:

  • Exposure monitoring(air, surface & dermal)
  • Biological exposure assessment
  • Management controls evaluation
  • LEV systems checks
  • PPE programme
  • Working practices


Exposures to toxic metals in the electroplating industry occur via a combination of inhalation, dermal and ingestion routes. All possible routes of exposure needs to be evaluated and adequately controlled. Common problems we often encounter in the electroplating production facilities are fluids splashing on floor and operatives, air management problems causing inefficiencies in the LEV systems and poor prevention of dermal exposures.


It is very important to protect the health of employees working with toxic compounds. Nickel compounds are classed asthmagens. Soluble nickel salts have recently been reclassified as carcinogens and assigned the risk phrase R49 (May cause cancer by inhalation). Skin contact with nickel and inorganic compounds can cause skin sensitisation. Chromium trioxide is a hexavalent chromium compound, which is a proven category 1 carcinogen. Cadmium and its compounds are also classified as carcinogens.


– 2017

Her Majesty Revenue and Customs

Diesel fumes and laboratory reagents exposure assessment

Occupation exposure monitoring of operatives for diesel fumes, petrol fumes and laboratory reagents throughout the UK. The assessment provided a comprehensive understanding of employee's likely exposure levels and measures required to ensure they continuous Health and Safety.

– 2017

Kone Plc

Lift shaft maintenance operatives' exposure assessment

Lift shaft maintenance operative's exposure assessment to solvents and lubricants during application in enclosed and poorly ventilated places. We have also carried out evaluation of effectiveness of additional area air filtration during the lubricant application process.

– 2017

Copart Ltd

Site contamination evaluation (Pesticides)

We carried out a site contamination evaluation in order to determine the levels of hazardous contaminants and the likely level of risk they present to the occupants and users. We specified the appropriate decontamination measures for the third-party contractor to ensure safety of the site personnel.

– 2017

Tyco Fire Protection Products

Noise, Fumes and Vibration exposure assessment in a production factory

We were appointed to provide a range of occupation exposure related services ranging from employees' exposure evaluation to solvents, welding fumes and isocyanates, workplace noise exposure assessment, operatives hand and arm vibration assessment to contaminants emissions evaluation during curing processes.

– 2017

Tunstall Healthcare Ltd

Large scale soldering plant occupational exposure assessment

We have completed a comprehensive evaluation of operatives' exposure to various types of soldering fumes in this production facility with the focus on maintenance tasks resulting in some odour issues. We have also provided the client with a comprehensive noise exposure evaluation report.

– 2017

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Employees exposure assessment to lead containing dust

We have been appointed to carry out evaluation of likely employees' exposure levels to lead containing dust extended to full building contamination survey. He have help to quantify employees exposures and recommend the most appropriate measures to eliminate the contact with lead containing dust.

– 2017

Burnetts Manufacturing Ltd

Rubber Fumes and Rubber Dust exposure monitoring

Employees exposure evaluation to rubber fumes, rubber dust and injection mould fumes and thermal decomposition products.

– 2017

Satake Europe Ltd

Organic dust, Solvents and Metal working fluids exposure assessment

We have delivered a comprehensive assessment of employees' exposures to various workplace contaminants present during various stages of the production processes.