Occupational Hygiene Services

Asbestos Surveys, Fibre Monitoring & Analysis


Asbestos exposure poses a great danger to employers and employees, as one of the biggest occupational health killers, even in modern times. With so many buildings still containing the materials with asbestos, it is important to be aware of the risks in your location and your obligations under the law as  businesses are obligated to enforce the identification and management of any asbestos containing material (ACM) located in their building and are also obliged to have an asbestos survey performed on a site before beginning any demolition, building maintenance or removal services.

 

Through quality analysis, fibre monitoring, a thorough management system, and detailed report formats, we can help ensure businesses are informed and workers are protected. Essentially this means:

 

- We can help locate the presence of any suspect asbestos-containing materials in the building, and the extent of the materials, which might be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy.

- Our specialists can also project foreseeable maintenance, and assess the condition of the materials.

- We will ensure all obligations and quality standards are met.

 

Asbestos Fibre Monitoring Services

 

Sampling of asbestos fibre levels may be required for various reasons including identification, source of contamination, assessment of personnel exposure, determination of background levels, and efficiency and effectiveness of control measures.

OHSS carries out monitoring to ensure asbestos fibre levels in the air are kept to a minimum and within regulation guidelines. Air sampling and analysis will determine the potential risk of exposure, the compliance or otherwise with action levels, control limits and the clearance indicator.

 

 

Analysis - Site Sampling and Testing Services

 

OHSS ensure the accuracy and reliability of sampling through working from on-site laboratories, satellite laboratories or from our own laboratory. To achieve this level of competence we:


1. Use technicians who are adequately trained to perform sampling and testing
2. Provide suitable laboratory accommodation that ensures a consistent level of quality
3. Use sampling and testing methods as described in HSG248
4. Use equipment of established design that is suitable for the specific test activity
5. Maintain equipment calibration programmes
6. Handle samples using methods described in HSG248

 

 

Our Standards of Work

 

At OHSS, our Survey Methods, Fibre Monitoring & Analysis  meet all regulatory criteria and conform to the highest quality standards available i.e all of our survey methods, fibre analysis, quality management, and report formats conform to the highest quality standards available. 

 

 

Who we work with:

About Us


OHSS was established in 2001 as an Occupational Health and Safety consultancy. Founder Paul Foran has extensive experience in the field, both as a consultant and as a former Inspector with the Health & Safety Authority (www.hsa.ie), where he formulated policy and legislation.

Our mission is to be the leading Occup
ational Hygiene and Safety consultancy in Ireland, and provide reputable tra


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