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Exposure Monitoring: Mitigating Unseen Risks

Controlling risks you can see is challenging enough – but what do you do when you can’t see the problem?

Why should you do it? What can it measure?

“But this is how it always is”, “It’s not that noisy”, “We’ve always used these tools?”

Exposure monitoring is a highly useful tool to have on your belt in a variety of workplaces, it can be used to check control measures, reinforce risk assessments, and support you in your statutory duty to protect your employees and the public.

It can be hard to tell the difference between how things have always been and how they should be – especially with things that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Standing next to an industrial piece of equipment will be noisy, but how is it affecting the noise levels in the breakroom next door? And what’s the knock-on effect on your employees’ hearing?

When reviewing air quality, the specific substances used within a workplace need to be carefully managed – from particulate sizes to the COSHH implications of certain substances – and reviewing the effectiveness of LEV systems where they are in use.

Exposure monitoring allows you to put measurable data to these unseen risks we all run into. Our specially trained consultants are able to work with you to measure a multitude of hazards such as noise, dust, fumes, vibration and various substances.

How is it measured?

“Won’t it get in the way?”

In short, it won’t get in the way – as we want to ensure we’re getting the most accurate information for everyday operations. Through the use of personal dosimeters and static monitoring stations, a holistic approach to exposure throughout the business is achieved, as well as minimal operational impact.

How do I book or find out more information?

For more information or a no-obligation quote, call our Compliance Team on 01427 420 404 or email


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