Pre-occupancy assessments for Water and Indoor air quality

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

The conversation around COVID-19 has started to shift, and if current health trends continue, lock-down restrictions may start to ease, and then we can begin the long road to recovery and normalisation – whatever that might look like.

Delivering reassurance to building occupiers

For those of us who have been confined to our homes or working remotely, we can be forgiven for getting a little excited about the prospect of returning to the office. But this might not be as easy as it sounds! Properties with reduced occupancy, or those that have been rendered vacant, may now find their standard of water quality and indoor air quality has deteriorated over the last several months - the risk to human health is real.

Conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), although not completely understood it is generally agreed there is no apparent or definitive reason, but it may be attributable to various internal atmospheric conditions such as airflow, inhalable particles, build-up of carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and airborne allergens or pathogens. Therefore, the probability of this occurring post lockdown is high.

To protect the wellbeing and health of your tenants and/or your staff, and to provide reassurance that it is safe to send people back into the office, you might consider conducting some pre-occupancy testing and analysis – and RPS can help.

Our expertise

  • Indoor air quality assessment
  • UKAS accredited Legionella risk assessments
  • Legionella testing and analysis
  • Cleanliness surveys - assess the effectiveness of disinfection
  • Plant noise assessment
  • Ventilation assessment
  • Electromagnetic Field (EMF) testing

Leading minds

Featured insights
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    • Mike Rose
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    • UK

    Mike Rose, Director at RPS has put together the following guidance to outline the steps to be taken to help minimise the risk of legionella growth and the general deterioration of water quality, within engineered water systems.

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  • Assessing the effectiveness of disinfection

    Good hygiene is more important than ever. And while various disinfection activities are taking place in and around our offices, our workspaces, our vehicles and shopping trolleys – is this enough to minimise the risk to human health? 

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    Managing and reducing the risks of discolouration in water networks is a key priority for water companies. Eric Hutchison, Regional Director and Michael Conaboy, Operations Manager, discuss an innovative approach to cleaning water networks developed by RPS

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Matt Bates

Technical Director - Occupational Hygiene +44 (0) 1235 437 100 EMAIL
Milton Keynes | UK

Mike Rose

Divisional Director - Health & Safety +44 (0) 20 7280 3240 EMAIL
London - Farringdon Street | UK

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