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Lung Function Test

Lung function tests are mandatory in industries where people might be exposed to hazardous substances and respiratory sensitizers.

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Lung Function Test

Do you suffer from breathing problems at work? You may require a Lung Function Test!

A car retailer operating across the South East of England has been fined after a car bodywork sprayer developed occupational asthma. The retailer did not provide any of his employees with a Lung Function Test.

Harwoods Limited of Liverpool Gardens, Worthing pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 7(1) of The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 and have been fined £120,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,657.55.

Source: https://press.hse.gov.uk/2020/02/12/car-retailer-fined-for-exposing-worker-to-the-risk-of-developing-occupational-asthma/

What jobs can affect your respiratory while at work?

Please see below some jobs that can affect your respiratory at work:

  • Spraying.
  • Construction.
  • Grinding or cutting.
  • Welding or soldering.
  • Woodworking.
  • Food processes.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Cleaning processes.
  • Laboratory animal work.

What substances can affect your respiratory while at work?

Please see below some jobs that can affect your respiratory at work:

  • Vehicle spray painting, foam manufacturing.
  • Handling grain at docks, milling, malting, baking.
  • Soldering, electronic assembly.
  • Laboratory animal work.
  • Saw-milling, woodworking.
  • Curing of Epoxy resins.

 

Control of substances hazardous to health regulations (also known as COSHH):

COSHH is a law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by:

  • Finding out what the health hazards are.
  • Deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessments)
  • Providing control measures to reduce harm to health.
  • Making sure they are used.
  • Keeping all control measures in good working order.
  • Providing information, instruction and training for employees and others.
  • Providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases.
  • Planning for emergencies.

COSHH is important in every work environment because it reduces the number of people who become unwell due to being exposed to harmful substances.

Source: https://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/basics/index.htm

 

Lung Function (Respiratory) Testing at Healthscreen UK Ltd

Healthscreen UK Ltd can provide Lung Function (respiratory) test’s either in our Hinckley, Leicestershire clinic or we are able to travel anywhere in the UK to do the lung function tests on site. The lung function tests are very straight forward and take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The test would be performed by either one of our trained technicians or our in-house nurse.

Before beginning the test, Healthscreen will provide you with a lung function questionnaire which will need to be completed prior to receiving the medical examination. The medical examination consists of a blood pressure test and a lung function test. Please be aware that in some circumstances it is not always possible to complete the respiratory test due to blood pressure-related conditions.

If respiratory conditions are identified, then there is no need to worry because we have an in-house referrals team who are able to help you with the next steps.

A lung function test is extremely important to help detect early damage to your lungs from exposure at work. This is to help prevent accidents at your workplace.

 

Do you find yourself struggling to breathe?… Book in your respiratory test today at Healthscreen UK Ltd.

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