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Occupational Hygiene Consultants

Synergy provides expert COSHH advice to industry. We carry out surveys throughout the whole of the UK and help our clients to assess, measure and control the hazardous substances in their workplaces.

In addition, our standard turnaround for reports is an industry-beating, 15 working days. However, if our customers need a quicker service, we can provide a faster report delivery.

Workplace Exposure Hazards

Metalworking Fluid Exposure

Companies use Metalworking fluid (MWF) to lubricate and cool processes that involve machining of metal. Generally, this is drilling, cutting, milling and CNC…

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Fast Reports

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Bespoke Service

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Industry Experience

What is Occupational Hygiene

The law requires employers to protect the health of their workers. In the case of hazardous substances, in particular, they must comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended). In brief, occupational hygiene is the process of protecting the health of these workers by preventing or reducing exposure to these substances.

What does the Occupational Hygiene Consultant do?

To begin with, the consultants gather information about the hazardous substances that a workforce uses. Generally, they start with a review of the safety data sheets for the chemicals in use. This allows them to look at likely routes of exposure. These are particularly by inhalation or absorption through the skin. It also involves a review of the exposure limits for the substances and the nature of the harm that they cause.

They then assess the way that workers carry out their jobs. As a result, the consultant can see if certain times or particular actions increase the risk of exposure. They also look at the control measures that are in place and assess the suitability of any personal protective equipment (PPE).

Our occupational hygiene consultants then use sampling equipment to measure the amount of the substance that they breathe. As a result, we can calculate what their exposure would be in an eight hour period. This is the figure that we compare to workplace exposure limits.

What does the report contain?

Once the monitoring and assessment are complete, the consultant sends the samples to an accredited lab for analysis. When the consultant receives the results, they provide a report of their assessment. The report contains an assessment of control measures and recommendations of ways to reduce exposure further. Changes in working practice and procurement may also be suggested. Generally, the employer keeps these workplace air monitoring reports and uses them to provide insight into potential health risks. They can also use them to provide evidence of the control measures they have implemented or improved.

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Testimonials

Synergy Environmental Solutions have provided a professional and quality service for our company over the past several years.  I have found the team to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful and courteous in relation to the services they offer and in my experience, they are prepared to go the extra mile to help their customers.  They are highly recommended and we will continue to use their services in the future.”

“Frank H. Dale Limited started using Synergy Environmental Solutions a number of years ago and we have found them to offer an excellent service, both in terms of the on site delivery and the advice detailed within the subsequent reports. They regularly work with us to offer flexibility in the delivery of this service and the knowledgeable staff are always happy to provide follow up advice on the recommendations they have made. We highly recommended them and will continue to use them for future projects.”

“We have dealt with Synergy Environmental Solutions since 2016. They consistently provide a professional service. We use them for both air/personal monitoring and LEV inspection. If we have had any issues, they have worked with us to overcome and given alternative solutions. The team have always been helpful and courteous.

I would highly recommend and will use their services for many years to come.”

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