• Occupational Hygiene


    Heat Stress Study

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Humans maintain a core temperature of around 37oC. If someone works in a particularly hot environment, stress can occur which leads to injury. Heat stress occurs when the body’s means of controlling its internal temperature starts to fail. As well as air temperature, factors such as work rate, humidity and clothing worn while working may lead to heat stress.

Typical symptoms of heat stress include:

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Muscle cramps
  • Heat rash
  • Severe thirst – a late symptom of heat stress
  • Fainting
  • Heat exhaustion – fatigue, giddiness, nausea, headache, moist skin
  • Heat stroke – hot dry skin, confusion, convulsions and eventual loss of consciousness. This is the most severe disorder and can result in death if not detected at an early stage.

Regulations require employers to monitor the warmth in their workplace to make sure it is at a reasonable temperature. The Approved Code of Practice recommends reasonable temperatures in workrooms to be at least 16°C unless much of the work involves severe physical effort, in which case the temperature should be at least 13°C.

How we can help

Our specialist occupational hygiene consultants can carry out a heat survey to make sure your workplace is complying with regulations and offer guidance on how to keep your employees safe from heat related injury, especially if they work in an environment which can get hot.

Contact the team today to find out more about heat stress studies.

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Arville

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Directory of Occupational Hygiene Services

We are members of the BOHS Directory of Occupational Hygiene Services which is the guide for anyone seeking specialist occupational hygiene services.

Being part of the directory means we are a competent business which delivers a quality service.

Accredited within the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

EEUK is CHAS accredited. This means we ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management and mitigate risks across the supply chain.

As members of CHAS, we offer best practice solutions for our customers and meet excellent standards.

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Being Cyber Essentials accredited helps us to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

We are Cyber Essentials certified to reassure our customers we are dedicated to protecting our systems from a cyber attack.

ISO9001 Quality Management

We are ISO 9001 certified which means we are recognised as a company with a strong customer focus, a motivated top management team and processes in place with the aim to continually improve.

ISO 9001 helps to ensure customers receive consistent, good-quality services.

ISO14001 – Environmental Management

The ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and provides guidance on how our business impacts the environment.

Our certification means we provide value for the environment and operate sustainably.

Legionella Control Association (LCA)

EEUK is a member of the Legionella Control Association and abide by its Code of Conduct. Membership comprises of providers of services and products concerned with the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems.

As a member of the Association we have to demonstrate our commitment to high standards and dedication to providing a quality service to our customers.

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We are SafeContractor approved, which means we comply with health and safety legislation – it is recognised as the leading health and safety accreditation by 33,000 contractors in the country.

As the founding members of SSiP, SafeContractor have 20 years’ experience in accrediting contractors.

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