Occupational Hygiene – How We Operate

Chartered Occupational HygienistsGully Howard Technical employ experienced and highly qualified Chartered Occupational Hygienists. Our Chartered Occupational Hygienists hold the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s (BOHS) gold-standard ‘Diploma’ qualification (DipOH) and are members of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (FOH). They partake in the FOH’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme ensuring they keep abreast of new techniques, research and standards in occupational hygiene.

Prior to conducting an assessment Gully Howard Technical’s Hygienists ascertain the operations and processes conducted in the workplace, the pertinent hazardous substances or physical agents involved and the number of staff effected so the survey can be planned appropriately. Assessment of workers’ exposure to chemical or physical agents at Gully Howard Technical is undertaken using validated methods. All portable sampling and monitoring equipment utilised to assess workers’ exposure is annually calibrated to a traceable national standard.

When measuring workers’ exposure to airborne hazardous substances Gully Howard Technical’s Occupational Hygienists will only submit samples for subsequent analysis at UKAS accredited laboratories. Selection of the laboratory will also be based on recent satisfactory performance in ‘blind’ proficiency testing such as WASP for the type of analysis required. Reports will contain detailed observations of the tasks and processes being undertaken and any visual assessments of the current control methodologies being employed. If the scientific results indicate worker exposure exceeds legal standards, effective and pragmatic control measures will be recommended in line with UK legislation, HSE guidance and industry best practice, referencing all sources of information throughout the survey report.

Gully Howard Technical’s Chartered Occupational Hygienists can also provide high quality Occupational Hygiene Training from simple awareness courses to the intermediate (degree level) international occupational hygiene courses. We are the only training provider in the UK to offer all seven of the W500 OHTA Modules.

Bookings and Enquiries

If you would like to discuss details of Occupational Hygiene services, please contact us: Enquiries@ghtechnical.com / 023 9272 8040.

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