Workplace Exposure Monitoring
Our workplace exposure monitoring will ensure that you fulfil your COSHH obligations wherever your staff are exposed to hazardous substances in your hospital.
Sometimes referred to as COSHH monitoring, air monitoring or theatre monitoring, our service will help you to make sure that your work environment falls within the recommended workplace exposure limits (WELs). We regularly carry out work in anaesthetic rooms, operating theatres, recovery areas, endoscopy suites and cleaning rooms, pathology areas, dental suites, etc.
Our consultants manage the work for you, and because we employ continuous monitoring techniques, we can demonstrate how levels in the workplace atmosphere vary over the period of monitoring. This enables us to explain when and why peak levels occur and produce your report quickly.
Benefits of Cairn Technology Workplace Exposure Monitoring:
You'll get feedback on the performance of your workplace against workplace exposure limits immediately.
We analyse concentrations of a number of different chemicals simultaneously: get accurate nitrous oxide and volatile anaesthetic agent results together - invaluable when low flows are used.
We can measure concentrations of a large range of chemicals e.g. nitrous oxide and anaesthetic agents, formaldehyde and xylene, peracetic acid/chlorine dioxide/other high level disinfection agents.
Our equipment analyses up to 90 samples of air every hour, which is ideal for monitoring short term exposure to chemicals.
You'll get incredibly in-depth information about your peak levels and recommendations for improvement.
We'll carry out a detailed investigation of the workplace to identify any leaks, faulty equipment or potential for improved working practice.
We'll supply a quality, professional report that clearly explains what we did, what we found and what our recommendations are for further action.
You can be confident that any problems have been identified and that your hospital is complying with COSHH Regulations.
Continuous Monitoring and Personal Sampling
When required, we also combine our continuous workplace exposure monitoring with personal sampling to provide a complete workplace monitoring solution.
Personal sampling provides information about individual staff member exposure during their working day. We use this technique to assess exposure in areas where continuous monitoring may not be appropriate, such as delivery suites and recovery areas.
Interested? Call us on 0845 226 0185 to discuss your requirements.
Ramsay Health Care have used Cairn Technology for workplace exposure monitoring in theatres for a number of years and have always found them very knowledgeable and professional