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Environment Assessment

Environment Assessment
Jaime Graymead
April 17, 2018

Environment Assessment

  • LUX Testing (Light Levels)
  • Office and Workspace Layout
  • Thermal Comfort 
  • Ergonomics 
  • Noise and Vibration

Airclean Environmental analyse and test the office workspace for environmental and ergonomic factors that can affect employees health and productivity.

The environment in which we work can affect occupant’s productivity, and health. An environment assessment investigates physical factors that make the work space a pleasant and safe place to be.

Employers and people who manage non-domestic buildings have a responsibility to ensure that the workspace does not pose a health risk to employees.

An Environmental test will inspect and analyse environmental factors to ensure that occupants can work comfortably and achieve good productivity.

Light Levels

Light requirements in the buildings can vary depending on the tasks being carried out. Close up work such as writing, or wiring can require brighter direct light, than an area such as a corridor where occupants are simply walking.

Workspace Layout

The design of workspaces will vary depending on room use and traffic. Workspace Layout should offer occupants suitable space to carry out tasks without distraction. This may include factors such as desk positions, walk ways and equipment locations.

Thermal Comfort

Thermal comfort is made up of factors including temperature, air velocity, and humidity. Thermal comfort is a common complaint in buildings where occupants are affected by drafts, or radiant temperatures from radiators or air conditioning.

Ergonomics

The design of a workstation should suit the occupant’s tasks and should offer comfort over prolonged periods of time. This will include the seating or standing position of the occupant and their required tools within their workspace.

Noise

Long term exposure to noisy environments can damage hearing and suitable PPE should be used. Noise in “Quieter Environments” can also cause distraction and affect an occupant’s ability to work productively.

Airclean Environmental Hospitals

COMMON EFFECTS OF POOR OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS

  • Slow Patient Recovery
  • Spread of Infection
  • Low Productivity

RELATED GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION

  • Building Regulations Part F
  • B&ES TR19 – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation
  • ISO Standard 14644

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF ACTION

  • Indoor Air Quality Tests
  • Ventilation Inspections
Airclean Environmental Offices

Office employee health and well being can be directly related to the environment in which they work.  Common symptoms of an employee suffering can include tiredness, sore throats and eyes, skin irritations and respiratory problems.  These are commonly summarised under the title of Sick Building Syndrome.

If you suspect the symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome in your office, or want to know the affects of the working environment on employees Airclean Environmental can test, inspect and analyse the common causes.  Following testing a report is produced showing results and also offering improvement solutions which you can take on in the work place.

Contact Us to learn more about our Office Environment Testing : 01622 832777

Common Effects of Poor Office Environments

  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Sickness and Increased Absenteeism
  • Low Productivity

Related Guidelines and Legislation

  • Building Regulations
  • WHO Air Quality Guidelines
  • HSE – Human Factors

Recommended Course of Action

  • Employee Survey
  • Indoor Air Quality Testing
  • Ventilation Inspection
  • Environment Analysis
Airclean Environmental Schools

COMMON EFFECTS OF POOR OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS

  • Lack of Concentration
  • Tiredness
  • Sickness and Absenteeism

RELATED GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION

  • Building Regulations Part F
  • WHO Air Quality Guidelines
  • HSE – Human Factors

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF ACTION

  • Student Survey
  • Indoor Air Quality Tests
  • Ventilation Inspection
  • Environment Analysis
Airclean Environmental Care Homes

COMMON EFFECTS OF POOR OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS

  • Respiratory and Health Problems
  • Spread of Infections

RELATED GUIDELINES AND LEGISLATION

  • WHO Air Quality Guidelines
  • HSE – Health and Safety in Care Homes

RECOMMENDED COURSE OF ACTION

  • Indoor Air Quality Tests
  • Residents and Employee Survey
Airclean Environmental Factories

Factory Environments should be tested and inspected to comply with COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health).  Testing will be part of the risk assesment to ensure that employees are not exposed to hazardous substances used in the work space that could risk their health and safety.  Regular testing should be carried out to ensure that LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) and procedures are operating correctly to minimise potential risks.

Common Effects of Poor Factory Environments

  • Low Productivity
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Work Related Law Suits

Related Guidelines and Legislation

  • WHO Air Quality Guidelines
  • HSE – EH40 Exposure Levels
  • Constrol of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Recommended Course of Action

  • Indoor Air Quality Tests
  • LEV Testing
  • Personal Monitoring – HSEG409
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