Sick building syndrome typically affects office-based staff, when indoor air quality (IAQ) deteriorates it is not often clear as to the cause.
Validate Consulting can help to determine the presence of indoor pollutants and other contributory factors of Sick Building Syndrome.
We have the experience to be able to conduct a wide range of tests in offices including:
- Ventilation and airflow
- Gases – Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Ozone
- Dusts and allergens
- Physical characteristics such as relative humidity and temperature to investigate and ultimately prevent ill health in offices
- Thermal comfort and heat stress
Testing offers an in-depth report assessing and making recommendations on how to reduce discomfort and assist with improving working conditions that are more conducive for optimum productivity and reduce absenteeism.
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Indoor Air Quality FAQ
What are the legislative requirements concerning indoor air quality?
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, an employer has a duty of care to ensure that a safe and healthy environment is provided. The Approved Code of Practice accompanying the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, states that indoor air quality should be at least equal to, but ideally better than, the air outside your building. HSE document EH40 contains a list of maximum exposure limits and occupational exposure standards for specific gases as required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations.