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Industrial hygienists identify, analyse and measure workplace hazards that could cause stress, illnesses or discomfort to employees through biological or chemical exposure to certain materials.

What do industrial hygienists do?

If you want to improve the environmental health and safety of your workplace, you can conduct risk assessments and thorough reviews to assess your storage, control and emergency procedures. You can look for safer alternatives and safer methods of operating your business.

How can I improve the environmental health and safety of my workplace?

Occupational exposure testing is a secure and safe way to monitor your workplace exposure to hazardous materials. Having your business tested can benefit employees and business owners by keeping everyone safe and within regulatory laws.

How can occupational exposure testing benefit my business?

Workplace Exposure

Dust exposure testing usually involves taking a sample within your employees breathing zone. These samples are then assessed for particulates and other dust matter found within the sample. Your professional expert will then help you by evaluating the source of the contaminant, advising you on how to improve it.

What does the dust exposure testing process involve?

Workplace exposure testing can benefit businesses health and safety regulations, ensuring that employees are not exposed to harmful substances, hazardous chemicals and other dangerous materials.

What are the benefits of workplace exposure testing?

Biological exposure assessment services aim to assess chemical exposures by breaking down the chemical in a biological sample, to investigate how much of a chemical has entered an individual’s body. This could include a blood sample, urine sample or breath sample.

What are biological exposure assessment services?

Chemical and solvents exposure experts can tell you about the risks present in your workplace, alongside some safety improvements that you can make. They will be able to help you adhere to laws and regulations, creating a safer workplace for all your employees.

What can chemical and solvents exposure experts tell me about workplace safety?

Indoor Environment

Having your air quality tested by professionals can help you to identify pollutant problems and their sources. Indoor air quality testing experts will also be able to tell you the extent of the issue, and carefully advise you on the best measures to take going forwards.

Why should I contact indoor air quality testing experts?

Air quality assessments are short term measurements that assess main pollutants, pollution levels and the sources of pollution. They can be conducted within indoor spaces as well as outdoor spaces.

What are air quality assessments?

Air quality consultants provide a comprehensive air quality assessment, investigating the air pollutants that are present and how they impact employee health. They may also be able to suggest alternative options and safer measures your business can take.

How can an air quality consultant help me?

Three basic strategies to improve indoor air quality include:

  • Identifying the source of your poor air quality

  • Improving your ventilation systems

  • Air purifiers or air cleaners

How can I improve indoor air quality?

Improving your ventilation is one of the best things you can do to improve your air quality, as it helps to remove or dilute pollutants that are coming from indoor sources. Improved ventilation then reduces the level of these pollutants, improving your indoor air quality.

What are some efficient indoor air quality solutions?

Noise & Vibration

If you’re experiencing any kind of ringing in your ears, or temporary hearing loss after work, these could be serious indicators that your workplace is too noisy. Workplaces have levels of noise exposure which should not be exceeded at any point. If you're concerned about your noise levels at work, speak to your employer to try to find a solution.

When should I be concerned about noise levels at work?

Portable instruments can be used to measure noise and vibration in the workplace, testing for exposure points, action value and the exposure limit value of each tool that employees may be using on a day to day basis.

How can I test noise and vibration in the workplace?

A sound level metre is usually used to measure noise exposure, showing the locations of workers, noisy machines and taking measurements of the noise at certain areas. The more measurements taken, the more accurate the results will be.

How can I measure workplace noise exposure?


You should consider fresh training in the following circumstances: If an employee or employees are required to spend longer with a particular substance, thereby increasing their exposure.

How often should you do COSHH training?

The frequency training needs to be refreshed will depend on a number of factors – like the type of training. However, as a general rule, training should be re-visited on an annual basis.

How often should training be refreshed?


Air quality sensors monitor gases, such as ozone, and particulate matter, which can harm human health and the environment.

What do air quality sensors measure?
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