The indoor air quality and ventilation specialists at WTS have written this introductory guidance note to help business owners and employers understand the health implications of dust exposure in the workplace.
This article looks how Covid-19 can be transmitted in the workplace and whether building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems can make matters worse. It explains how building owners and facilities managers can minimise airborne transmission by following a few simple steps, how changes or HVAC upgrades can help to reduce longer term risk, and why improving airflow patterns can have a significant impact on controlling disease spread. It concludes by looking at ways to minimise the spread of coronavirus between rooms and how this can be achieved.
In this expert guide the built-environment specialists at WTS consider how dampness and mould can affect your health both at home and in the workplace. The guide looks at what causes mould, how common the problem is and what can be done to prevent it.
In this expert guide the air quality specialists at WTS consider the most common types of mould found in houses, offices and other workplaces, which ones can be dangerous and how they affect the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
Creating healthy work environments for people is becoming more important than ever. Not only does it make good business sense, but many of the essential factors required to create these healthy work spaces are also required under health and safety law.
In this practical guide the built environment specialists at WTS highlight a number of key environmental factors that can effect the health and well-being of people in the workplace including temperature and humidity, lighting, noise, and the presence of volatile organic compounds.
The guide concludes with a look at other issues that can be important in the creation of healthy workplaces including good cleaning and maintenance procedures, testing and performance monitoring, and the importance of good management systems and staff communication. Read more
The air quality specialists at WTS examine the impact of radon gas inside homes, in the workplace, and the potential health effects that can result from prolonged exposure.
The article explains what radon is, where it is found in the UK, what are considered safe limits, and the health effects of exposure. It then looks at how indoor air quality testing can be used to help identify the problem, and a number of practical measures that can be taken to make buildings safe from the harmful effects of radon gas. Read more
In this article the indoor air quality specialists at WTS take a look at mould and the health risks associated with its growth, damp problems and exposure to airborne spores, both in the home and the workplace.
We consider who is most at risk to the effects of exposure, typical symptoms and how it can affect your health. We then look at techniques to tackle typical root-causes of the problem, how to remove the mould itself and how specialist mould testing can help resolve the issues. Read more
The importance of fan coil unit maintenance together with regular ductwork cleaning cannot be stressed too highly when you consider that a failure to keep coils clean or simply replace air filters can increase operating costs by as much as 25%. That’s before you start to take in to account any reductions in heating or cooling performance, the inconvenience of increased breakdowns, higher reactive maintenance costs, and the impact on indoor air quality and the health and wellbeing of building occupants.