Everwell Occupational Health offers a UK wide, on-site spirometry testing or, as it is more often called, lung-function testing service. As with all Everwells other Health Surveillance services, our spirometry tests are very convenient, simple to engage and cause minimal disruption; with each lung-function test only taking 15 – 20 minutes per person.
We only need the use of a convenient room near to the workforce and then our Occupational Health Nurse will simply work through the spirometry tests for the ‘exposed’ staff in whatever order or timetable that suits production. As we conduct each lung-function test we will explain the results to the employee then at the end of the day the OHN will give a quick debrief to the Manager and a few days later Everwell will issue a summarised Management report for your records. We retain all health surveillance records confidentially and as dictated by the appropriate regulations. Having previous records also allows us to make comparisons on subsequent visits to detect any early signs of any abnormal deterioration in lung capacity and therefore tackle any issues before they become a more serious problem.
The spirometry testing is compliant with the statutory Health Surveillance requirements as laid down by the HSE or the COSHH regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002) for substances identified as respiratory sensitisers.
Please contact us to see just how flexible and convenient our service can be.
Substances that can cause Occupational Lung Disease
Substances that can cause Occupational Lung Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Occupational Asthma, normally trigger a Health Surveillance requirement or, in particular, spirometry / lung-function tests. Examples of such respiratory sensitisers are:
- Welding Fumes
- Dust and other Airborne Particulates (including Wood Dust)
- Paints / Adhesives/ Resins
- Soldering Flux
Lung Disease / COPD
- Silica Dust / Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)
- Ceramic Fibre
Note: This is not a complete list and you should refer to the latest COSHH regulations / assessments.