INDOOR AIR & WATER QUALITY TESTING
We determine the risk factors involved in any workplace, school, office, and other building environments with thorough indoor air quality testing. We develop a comprehensive management programme of air quality and water control, monitoring and auditing.
With most employees spending 90% of their time in the workplace indoors, it is essential to provide exceptional air and water quality. Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to respond to the challenges of ensuring their environments and workplaces are safe and healthy and that they meet all statutory requirements.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY TESTING THAT MEET STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS
With over 30 years experience, Bureau Veritas provides the knowledge, resource, and expertise to support you with your indoor air and water quality goals. By working with us you will achieve legal compliance with the Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) and COSHH regulations, as well as satisfying the Approved Code of Practice L8 and associated British Standards.
Bureau Veritas will determine the risk factors involved and provide recommendations to minimise those risks. We’ll also develop a comprehensive management programme of control, monitoring and auditing to ensure continuous compliance.
Indoor air quality & air pollution
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of the air at the workplace, in offices, schools or other building environments. There are a number of factors to consider when determining the quality of indoor air. Typical air pollution issues include:
- Combustion by-products such as carbon monoxide, unvented kerosene and gas space heaters, particulate matter, and environmental tobacco smoke.
- Substances of natural origin such as radon and pet dander.
- Biological agents such as mould and bacteria.
- Pesticides, lead, and asbestos.
- Ozone (from some air cleaners).
- Various volatile organic compounds from a variety of products and materials.
Most air pollution affects the indoor air quality comes from sources inside buildings.
Indoor air quality issues & effects on human health
There are several issues associated with poor indoor air quality that affect the health, safety and performance of your employees. These health effects are most commonly associated with indoor air pollution:
- Irritation and itchiness of the eyes or throat.
- Blocked or runny nose.
- Dry, itchy, and irritated skin.
- Headaches and dizziness.
- Fatigue and difficulty concentrating.
- Coughing, wheezing or chest pain.
- Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.
Water quality Testing
Having access to safe drinking water is an essential part of all buildings. Ensuring good and frequent water quality controls is crucial for workplace compliance. It is crucial to carry out water testing and analysing frequently. Drinking water testing should especially be considered in older buildings were corroded pipes may be an issue.
UK water quality standards are set in accordance with the Water Framework Directive and other EU water directives. The precise values for standards have been set with advice from the UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG).
Indoor air & water quality - key services
Here at Bureau Veritas, we specialise in indoor air and water quality testing services. Our aim is to ensure businesses are creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment that is legally compliant. We help businesses across the UK with the following key services
Legionella Awareness and Management Training
Legionella Risk Assessments
Water Audit Inspections and Monitoring
Water Management Logbooks and Schematic Drawings
Sampling of Swimming Pools, Spas and Process Systems
Legionellosis Infection/Outbreak Investigation
Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Investigations
Ventilation Hygiene Assessments
Computer/Equipment and Clean Room Audits
Development of Group Management Policy Documentation
Worksafe Health and Safety Management system
BENEFITS OF INDOOR QUALITY TESTING WITH BUREAU VERITAS
- Independent, impartial advice on reporting
- Compliance with relevant regulations at all times
- Reduce litigation risk and avoid costly legal proceedings
- Optimise investment in compliance related issues
- Share best practice within your company
- Improve corporate image
- UKAS accredited laboratory services
- Registered and certified with the Legionella Control Association
Experts in indoor air & water quality testing, services, inspections & solutions
Our innovative and cost-effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) capabilities span all aspects of testing, inspection and certification, together with a wide range of training, consultancy and specialist services.
We’re proud to have been awarded two gold awards for four years running in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. We combine the best people with innovative processes and market-leading systems to deliver tailored solutions for businesses like yours.