Ensuring Air Quality within the Workplace
Good air quality has never been more important than now. As rapid changes affect how we do our work, building managers and employers need to respond to the growing need for a clean, risk-free indoor environment. Now more than ever, employees and members of the public visiting workplaces need the reassurance of healthy, quality air.
Employees working in an office environment can often be exposed to chemical compounds such as ozone, volatile organic compounds, fumigation agents, toxic vapours, or biological contaminants, which include mould, dust mites or bacteria. Occupants of buildings with poor indoor air quality report a wide range of health problems including Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), Tight Building Syndrome (TBS), Building-Related Illness (BRI) or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Symptoms of these conditions include headaches, poor concentration, fatigue, shortness of breath, and irritations.
At Sysco Environmental we work to encourage all aspects of safe working environments. One of the first steps in ensuring good air quality is to carry out a risk assessment of the existing environment of your workplace. Our Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality matrix allows our Occupational Hygienists to evaluate and manage Indoor Air Quality within your premises using our professional expertise.
We check over 20 Indoor Air Quality parameters in each occupied room to produce a comprehensive risk evaluation. Including:
- Risk control of exposure
- Occupancy parameters
- Contaminant sources
- Ventilation rates
Assessment benefits include:
- Comprehensive risk assessment of Indoor Air Quality.
- Traffic light system including a risk rating of tested area(s).
Following the assessment, a full risk assessment report is provided with results and area specific recommendations to achieve your safest possible working environment.
Since 2013, Sysco has performed many indoor air quality investigations, helping hundreds of commercial premises and office buildings with poor indoor air quality. We employ the latest scientific investigation techniques to identify likely causes of the problem and perform a range of chemical and biological sampling and analysis to identify the issues in question, identifying irritants to suggest the most optimal control solutions.
Our assessments are carried out in line with existing ventilation and Indoor Air Quality standards, building regulations and specific HVAC standards.
Other Indoor Air Quality services include: