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Breathing air quality testing. AQA will carry out the test for you and provide you with a certificate of testing. In the event that a test is failed we will recommend the necessary corrective measures and arrange to retest once they are in place. We will also schedule future tests to ensure continued compliance with legislation and undertake to advise you of any changes in legislation that may affect your business. Currently this is every three months. Lung function testing. Lung function tests are required on a yearly basis for employees using isocyanate paints in order to prevent the occurrence of occupational asthma. Urine testing. Urine tests are required on a yearly basis for employees using isocyanate paints to confirm the absence of isocyanate derivatives thereby proving that COSHH standards are being adhered to. Isocyanate clearance time testing. Spray booth clearance time should be measured annually and the time recorded and displayed on the entrance to the spray booth. This is required to ensure that painters and other staff do not enter the booth without RPE until it is safe to do so. AQA will perform the test and provide the required certificate for display outside the booth. Mask Face Fit Testing


Geoffrey Brodie
No1 The Courtyard, Dunnings Lane

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Chemistry Laboratory breathing air cleared for experiments following major fire damage in March 2012

Rainham Mark Grammar School for boys in Medway Kent recently suffered a fire in its Chemistry Laboratory which completely gutted the room and its immediate environ.

Following the all clear from the local fire brigade, Air Quality Assurance of Chatham, Kent were asked to visit by the Headteacher in order to check the safety of the environmental quality of the air in the room .

On arrival, the Air Quality team saw a completely burnt out laboratory. They immediately donned Respiratory Protection Equipment which they supply and commenced taking samples of VOC's, combusted materials and particulate samples with sampling pumps. These included those taken for respiratory nuisance levels and ordinary nuisance levels. Returning to AQA premises and their own laboratory facilities, the team were able to download the information collected, especially the VOC's and combustable materials onto the computer for analysis.

Returning to the school with the analysis the team were able to advise the school on the levels of toxins and therefore the best method to proceed on the immediate action to be taken for the clean up.

Air Quality Assurance returned again to the school to further test following the clean up in order to advise on toxin levels and further action required. Then one more visit after the rebuild to ensure that the atmosphere and environment was completely safe and totally conducive to education and the ability to work within it without respiratory equipment.
In total, the company were in attendance for four days.

John Saunders, the Headteacher expressed his delight at the service he received. He considered the work completed to be of high efficiency and professionalism. He also stated that he would not hesitate to use AQA's services again.

For further information please email Air Quality Assurance

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