Finding Solutions, Delivering Compliance

Air quality and air pollution has now been shown to be a direct and contributory factor in millions of premature deaths around the world.

Testing indoor air quality can help you to ensure your building’s safety. It can also help you to comply with current building regulations for ventilation. Regular Indoor Air Quality inspections will ensure that you provide the safest and most beneficial environment for the building users.

The law says employers must make sure there’s an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. This has not changed during the Covid- 19 pandemic.

At VSS all our works are undertaken in accordance with the Health & Safety & Welfare at Work 1999 Act, with reference to Regulations 5 & 6 which stipulate cleanliness and regular inspection and maintenance of the ventilation systems.

Our guidance is based on threshold levels taken from CIBSE, World Health Organisation and REVHA guidelines.

Covid-19 has increased awareness that adequate ventilation is required to reduce how much virus is in the air. It also helps reduce the risk from aerosol transmission.

Aerosol transmission can happen when someone breathes in small particles in the air (aerosols) after a person with the virus has been in the same enclosed area.

The risk from aerosols is greater in areas that are poorly ventilated.

Your ventilation is likely to be adequate to minimise the risk of COVID-19 aerosol transmission if the rooms or spaces in your building(s) are used within the occupancy limits specified in the building design, and you provide sufficient fresh air supply to the internal spaces to meet the current minimum building standard. You can get advice from one of our competent ventilation engineers to assess air quality.

We can survey and assess your building for the following:

  • CO2 Levels
  • Carbon Monoxide Levels
  • Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Particulate matter 1,2.5 & 10 micron counts
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Microbiological counts
  • Ventilation flow rates / Air changes
  • Occupancy level assessments
  • Industrial processes (LEV Inspection and test)