The workplace environment has come a long way since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974. Critical milestones include the Noise at Work Regulations and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, both implemented in 1989.
It’s easy to take health and safety for granted, yet it is a vital component of industry that ensures both us and the people around us stay safe whilst at work.
Every year in the UK, breathing hazardous metal fume at work impacts welders’ health with severe cases being hospitalised. Several thousand cases of hearing problems are caused or worsened by workplace noise. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have specific health risks including short term irritation of the eyes, throat and lungs, dizziness, nausea and headaches. Compounds found in solvents, cleaners, rust inhibitors, and degreasers etc, can have long term health impacts including liver and kidney damage as well as neurological conditions.
Materials handling, fabrication and finishing can be have an adverse impact on workplace noise and air quality requiring risk mitigation, ongoing monitoring and controls.
The ASYS dBELL continuous monitoring system, provides the Health & Safety professional with a comprehensive range of scalable tools to obtain a baseline picture of Noise and Air Quality in the workplace.
Installation is straightforward. Simply mount the ASYS dBELL100 area monitor then create an ASYS Cloud account. Optionally download the dBELL iOS/Android App to view metrics, trends and reports on your mobile devices.
Adding ASYS dBELL series IIoT devices for personal exposure dosemetry, handheld measurement or remote deployment, forms a flexible system that can be adapted to meet the workplace monitoring requirement and conduct effective in-house environmental studies.
Armed with quality baseline data, it is possible to deploy noise and airborne-hazard mitigation strategies and assess their subsequent effectiveness.
Ongoing continuous area monitoring can form a critical alert mechanism for any unexpected shifts in baseline conditions or unusual trends during work and process operations. This can make it easier to demonstrate compliance to regulatory guidelines and standards.
- 24/7 Workplace monitoring
- Assessment of airborne-hazard mitigation strategies
- Ongoing risk assessments
At National Photonic, ASYS Corporations’ UK partner, we make it easy to get the help you need when you need it. No matter the scale and scope of your requirements, we aspire to provide the very best solutions and ongoing product support.