Crestwood Environmental provides a full range of bioaerosol exposure monitoring and risk assessment services, such as monitoring ambient air for bioaerosols and aspergillus fumigatus to improve the safety of environments.
Typically, Regulatory Authorities such as the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales require sites with Environmental Permits that authorise the receipt and treatment of organic wastes within 250 metres of a sensitive receptor (e.g. housing or other businesses) to carry out boundary bioaerosol monitoring, usually on a six monthly or quarterly basis. This monitoring is highly recommended in places where bioaerosols are most commonly found, such as recycling, construction and composting facilities.
Our Bioaerosol Service specialists are also are able to arrange monitoring of stacks and open biofilters at waste treatment plants. Samples are sent to our in-house laboratory for prompt analysis and reporting where it is checked for signs of any living microorganisms, such as bacteria or fungi. We ensure that our bioaerosol monitoring is undertaken in full accordance with the requirements of the site’s Environmental Permit and Technical Guidance Note M9: environmental monitoring of bioaerosols at regulated facilities.
We also undertake personnel bioaerosol monitoring, which enables operators to determine the levels of exposure and risk to their employees and sub-contractors to potentially harmful bacteria and fungi arising from the handling and treatment of organic wastes and materials. Personnel monitoring also helps operators to make informed decisions on PPE requirements for their staff and site visitors, making it easier to minimise the hazard of bioaerosols. With the appropriate monitoring in place, it can be much easier for employers to find necessary solutions that help protect the health and safety of their employees.
If you would like to contact us about our bioaerosol services – please visit our contact page here. We operate all over the UK and beyond; our main base is located at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park in the West Midlands and we have additional staff posted in London, as well as the south and north of England.
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