We can competently assist in your compliance with the COSHH regulations by devising and undertaking workplace air monitoring surveys to measure personal exposures of your welding and hot cutting operators to welding fumes. In order to fully understand the risk to health of your employees, it is necessary to carry out personal sampling for welding fumes and fine particulates. Chemical analysis of the fumes along with the exposure concentration data then provides a solid base for an adequate risk assessment of the welding process.
Welding fumes assessment is carried out in strict accordance with the latest Health and Safety (HSE) guidance documents and International Standards (ISO). The assessment is carried out on a representative sample of the workforce to provide reliable exposure data. The collected information is then expressed as personal exposure levels for each exposure group and compared with the relevant exposure limits.
The assessment process briefly consists of:
Welding fumes the employees are being exposed to mainly consist of gaseous components and particulate fumes with varying concentration and composition. The fume composition depends mainly on the type of the welding rod, welded material and the welding technique. Particular components of welding or cutting fumes can be toxic to humans and long term exposure to these fumes can result in deterioration in health resulting in conditions such as Pneumonia, Throat irritation, Metal fever, Occupational asthma and others.
Rosemount Measurement Limited
We carried out a comprehensive site investigation and monitoring of a large number of operatives to soldering fumes and lead in sensor production facility. The customer benefited from our expertise in occupational hygiene monitoring. We have helped our customer to obtain the necessary quantification of the risk to help him to improve the site-wide exposure risk management process.
Her Majesty Revenue and Customs
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.
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.
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.
Tyco Fire Protection Products
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.
Tunstall Healthcare Ltd
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.
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.
Burnetts Manufacturing Ltd
Employees exposure evaluation to rubber fumes, rubber dust and injection mould fumes and thermal decomposition products.
Satake Europe Ltd
We have delivered a comprehensive assessment of employees' exposures to various workplace contaminants present during various stages of the production processes.
Eriks Industrial Services
We carried out welding fumes, metal processing dust, metalworking fluids and volatiles exposure assessment in ERIKS service and maintenance centre. Workplacedust exposure was assessed by a variety of methods and have helped our customer successfully reduce the exposure to workplace contaminants.