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Lung Function Testing

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Lung Function Testing

What is Respiratory Screening / Lung Function Testing

Respiratory screening or lung function testing is just that, checking the function of the lungs to make sure nothing at work has reduced their function. It can also be known as spirometry. Under the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH), health surveillance is required where employees are at risk of ill health from substances they inhale. Typically, this will include your work processes involving the use of respiratory sensitizers or where there is potential for ill-health effects from the dusts, vapours and gases employees may inhale.

This video explains what a lung function is, it gives a demonstration of how one is performed and some of the things that can affect the results of a lung function test.

We can help you to manage this by completing lung function testing for your employees. These can be part of a health surveillance program or a standalone lung function tests. It typically includes a questionnaire and a person breathing into a spirometer.

Following the respiratory health surveillance checks the employee and the employer will be given a Fitness for Work Certificate stating the outcome as fit for work or fit for work with restrictions.

Where can Lung Function Health Surveillance Checks be Carried Out?

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace, worksite or our offices in Wootton Bassett. If it’s only a handful of people or individuals then our office works well otherwise it makes sense to arrange at your workplace or chosen location.

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