Mould and Bacterial Assessments
We work with you to identify, quantity and mitigate health hazards in your workplace.
Why mould and bacteria CAN be a health hazard!
Mould refers to various types of fungi that grow on organic material that contain a lot of moisture. This can include many materials found in buildings such as wood products, wallpaper, carpet and insulation. These materials, when affected by water damage or dampness, are particularly susceptible to mould growth.
Mould can be identified through discoloration of surfaces and/or a musty, unpleasant odour. Airborne mould spores are released from these growths which can cause adverse health effects if inhaled. Mould-related health problems can include sneezing, coughing, respiratory infections and nasal congestion. People with pre-existing conditions such as severe allergies, asthma or weakened immune systems can be affected significantly more by mould exposure.
Mould can grow in residential and commercial buildings. If you are a business owner and notice mould growths in your building, you should be aware of the health effects that this can have on your staff. If you notice water damage or mould growth, then contact Chemsafety to undertake testing to assess the risk. Remediation options can then be determined which will allow you to get back to business without compromising the health of your staff.
- What hazards need control straight away
- When to complete exposure monitoring and for which substances
Why use Chemsafety for microbial assessments?
Chemsafety’s Occupational Hygiene Team conduct air and surface testing at your site to tell you if there are unsafe levels of mould present and what the next steps are with regards to remediation. We have experience in a vast range of situations including advice after a flood event, black mould (Stachybotrys) assessments, whole building mould assessments, surface and bulk material testing.
We can also undertake
- Soil testing for E.coli
- Faecal coliforms air sampling
- Bacterial air sampling during indoor air quality assessments
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