What Are Spirometry Tests?
Spirometry Tests (Lung Function Tests) aim to detect early damage to lung function from exposure to respiratory sensitisers and other substances that have the potential to cause serious ill health.
For example, silicosis may be caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the stone cutting industry.
Baseline testing can be an early detection mechanism and the screening records may also be used to reduce liabilities in respect of industrial claims for compensation.
Why Are Spirometry Tests Important?
Occupational asthma and many other forms of workplace based lung problems are preventable. Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals or dust is very common in workplaces. That’s why minimizing the risk of both employees and employers is important.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) (COSHH) state “If the risk assessment indicates that there is a risk to the health of employees who are, or are liable to be, exposed to potentially harmful substances, the employer shall ensure that such employees are placed under suitable health surveillance”
Spirometric Testing and appropriate occupational health management is used to:
+ Help comply with COSHH Regulations
+ Provide early detection of ill health and problem areas
+ Reduce the sickness absence levels
+ Reduce the liabilities in respect of industrial compensation claims
Experts In Spirometry / Workplace Lung Function Tests
Envirocare provide on-site Spirometry Tests using expert, fully trained technicians, plus equipment and methods that comply with the latest standards and guidelines. Analysis of the findings is provided in a confidential format, and employees requiring referral to an occupational health practitioner/GP are confidentially identified. A report containing anonymous data is also provided.
Envirocare have many years of experience in providing Spirometric services to enable compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. We provide Spirometry Tests and Workplace Lung Function Tests with expert technical advice and interpretation of the findings, as well as cost effective and practical recommendations for solutions.
Call us on 01274 738668 or fill out our Envirocare Enquiry Form for any queries regarding Spirometric Tests, Workplace Lung Function Tests or any of our many other accredited Environmental and Occupational Hygiene services.
“Envirocare provide an excellent service, good knowledge and excellent reports.”
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
J&A International Ltd
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