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Lung Function Testing

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Lung Function Testing

Occupational Health

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.

Pneumonia from welding and Metal fumes

As a continuation of the Safewell article Are welding fumes cancerous. Click the link to read the article. The HSE have issued further guidelines on Pneumonia vaccinations to help prevent and control exposure to welding fumes and related respiratory conditions.

How Important is RPE and Dust Extraction?

The most common problem associated with dust in the workplace arises from dust-related illnesses which have been found to be one of the major killers in the UK when it comes to occupational health.

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

What are Offsite Occupational Health Services?

What is a Lung Function Test?

Respiratory screening or lung function testing is just that, checking the function of the lungs to make sure nothing at work is reducing the employees function.

Are Welding Fumes Cancerous?

If you do any sort of MIG, TIG, oxy-acetylene or other types of welding then please read this article!

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