Indoor Air Quality solutions, which is also abbreviated as IAQ, can be defined as the quality of the air in an indoor environment. Concerns with air quality monitoring have increased since energy conservation measures were instituted in office buildings during the 1970s. The release of gases or particles into the air in conjunction with inadequate ventilation is the main cause of IAQ problems. Complaints about IAQ management services range from the simple, such as the air smelling odd, to the more complex, in which the air quality causes illness that can result in lost work time.
Cogent Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd can conduct investigations, monitoring, and sampling provide documentation and expertise to ensure a healthy, productive work environment. Our fully qualified team has high standards and ensures that sampling and testing is conducted in accordance with standard methods and protocols outlined by NIOSH, ACGIH, AIHA, ASHRAE and ARIAH. We offer quality Indoor Air Quality management services with the help of our professionals, who conduct sampling and testing through advance techniques. We only use certified laboratories with a proven track record for testing the samples.
Our indoor monitoring programs include, but are not limited to the following:
- Physical air parameters including humidity, temperature and oxygen deficiency;
- Gaseous sampling such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde;
- Fiber sampling and identification;
- Total and respirable dust sampling and testing for particle identification;
- Carbon dioxide as a ventilation indicator;
- Multi-chemical analyses scanning close to 100 compounds for trace concentrations;
- Indoor noise sampling by conducting a survey of a site;
- Conduct mould and bacteriological survey for their identification and counts.
SURFACE MOULD, FUNGI AND YEASTS IDENTIFICATION & TESTING
The hot, humid and rainy climate in many parts of Australia and the Pacific region in general can produce extreme stress on buildings, making them more susceptible to moisture intrusion problems. Moisture intrusion problems left untreated for more than a few days will often turn into mould problems, which may pose significant health risks to building occupants and greatly accelerate deterioration of building materials. Since mould can start to grow in as little as 48 to 72 hours, it is critical to hire management solutions for dealing with building moisture concerns in a timely fashion, before they generate a mould problem.
WORKPLACE LIGHTING AUDITS
Complaints due to poor workplace lighting are relativity common in a variety of work places and situations. Health and comfort issues such as eye strain and severe headaches are also attributed to poor or wrong lighting.
Appropriate lighting should be ensured at all times through testing and regular maintenance. Under the Work Place Health & Safety Act, an employer has a duty to ensure the health & safety of employees. The Act includes a duty to provide lighting to ensure that work can be done safely , and that employees health or eyesight are not jeopardised.
- Every workplace should have suitable & sufficient lighting
- This should be natural light, so far as is reasonably practicable
- To regularly monitor a required lighting level, is standard industry best practice
We can audit the Lux levels in your work place and present the management results in a comprehensive report along with the solutions or recommendations for improvements if required.
Excessive noise at work is a significant yet preventable problem affecting thousands of Australian workplaces. Now may be the time for addressing and monitoring noise in your workplace, as per the Safe Work Australia Guidelines and the National Standard for Occupational Noise.
Cogent Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd can provide a fully competent noise assessor to visit your premises for monitoring noise exposures using appropriate instrumentation, calibration, measurement and analysis techniques.
The noise assessor will conduct a survey of the site to identify the noise hazards and establish whether the exposure action values are being exceeded. Through proper survey, the noise assessor will estimate the personal daily noise exposure of employees and offer the solutions to eliminate or reduce risk, control exposure and protect employees.
The noise assesment results will be set out in a written report and recommendations made with regard to possible corrective actions.ns.