Indoor Air Quality Monitoring / Surveys and Investigations
Poor air quality within the internal environment may be attributable to a number of different sources. These can include materials within the building such as fixtures, fittings and cleaning products, as well as emissions from specific activities in the case of industrial installations. In addition, high internal pollution levels may be caused by inadequate ventilation or ingress of airborne substances from the external environment. These sources may act individually or collectively to cause a deterioration in air quality.
If poor indoor air quality is suspected, it is recommended that a specialist Air Quality Consultant is appointed in order to investigate potential contaminant sources and identify suitable measures to reduce exposure levels to an acceptable level. KEM has extensive experience of investigative and diagnostic works and we provide a range of services that can be tailored in order to resolve a site-specific issue.
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We offer a range of air analysis and assessment services that can be used to confirm that the air quality is being maintained at an acceptable hygienic and physical standard.
Our reports provide findings and impartial advice for a variety of situations including Sick Building Syndrome, ill health investigations, and indoor air quality reports.
We ensure that the building complies with current legislation and guidelines (CIBSE Guide TM26, HVCA TR19, HSG 132, CIBSE Guide A, and HTM03.01).
Our highly trained and experienced personnel are able to advise on a wide variety of services and installations that will address and resolve most air quality issues.
Services Include (Office Environment, Commercial & Domestic)
- Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort Assessment
- Air Hygiene (Air Conveyance and Ventilation Systems) Survey
- Air Ductwork Inspection & Cleaning
- Clean Room Survey and Monitoring
- Consultancy and Advisory Service
- Bespoke Complaint Investigations
- Visual, hygienic, operational and functional inspection of the air supply plant
- Visual and hygienic inspection of available ductwork as appropriate
- Assessment of the occupied air space (see below)
In some cases poor air quality could lead to fatalities
Assessments of the Occupied Air Space
Inspections identify critical environmental issues within the workplace, which can increase productivity, reduce sickness and absenteeism (so-called ‘Sick Building Syndrome’).
Findings include Temperature Analysis, Relative Humidity (RH), Carbon Dioxide, Airborne Particles, (Respirable and Non-Respirable Dust), Airborne Bacteria and Mould/Fungal Spores, and visual inspection of the occupied workspace reviewing all aspects of air quality including capability and limitation.
Unusually high carbon dioxide levels may cause drowsiness and headaches and reduced productivity of occupants.
Bacteria / Moulds
The primary hazard of mould in indoor air quality is the triggering of asthmatic attacks in susceptible persons. The monitoring of humidity levels will inhibit the likelihood of mould / fungal spores growth.
BENEFITS OF INDOOR QUALITY TESTING WITH KEM
• 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 practices within your company
• Improve corporate image
• UKAS accredited laboratory services
Enquire about our Air Quality services for your free no-obligation quotation