Lung Function (Spirometry)
Regular lung-function testing is crucial to identifying respiratory problems early on and preventing serious health issues. Healthscreen provide lung-function testing services to help you ensure the health and safety of your employees who might be exposed to substances hazardous to the respiratory system.
How We Support You
Our spirometry test is designed to evaluate employees’ lung capacity and function. The test is quick, typically taking only around 10 minutes to complete, ensuring minimal disruption to your workday.
During the spirometry test, employees are guided by our trained healthcare professionals who provide clear instructions on how to perform the test effectively. It involves blowing forcefully into a handheld device called a spirometer to measure various parameters such as the volume of air individuals can exhale and how quickly they can exhale it.
To ensure accurate results, we take the necessary precautions to maintain a controlled testing environment, free from potential factors that could affect the outcome. Our team also provides employees with a confidential questionnaire to document any relevant substance exposures and health history, enabling a comprehensive assessment of their respiratory health.
As part of our lung function testing service, we also offer a blood pressure reading to assess employees’ cardiovascular health. This additional measure allows us to gather valuable insights into their overall well-being and detect any potential underlying conditions.
- Identifies lung function issues early on
- Provides affected employees with treatment and support to manage their condition
- Reduces the risk of complications and improves overall health
- Helps reduce absenteeism
- Increases productivity
- Ensures a safer work environment for all employees
- Keeps you compliant with legislation
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 place a legal duty on employers to prevent or control the exposure of employees to hazardous substances and to assess the risks associated with their use. Respiratory hazards, such as dust, chemicals, and airborne pollutants, can significantly impact lung function and pose serious health risks. Our Lung Function (Spirometry) Testing service helps you comply with these regulations by assessing and monitoring the respiratory health of your employees, ensuring early detection of any adverse effects caused by hazardous substances.
As per the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, any employee who is exposed to substances that can affect lung function or has a history of respiratory problems should be provided with lung function testing.
The frequency of testing will depend on the individual’s risk factors, workplace environment, and medical history. Our trained professionals can advise you on the appropriate frequency for your employees.
The test typically takes around 10-15 minutes to complete, but this may vary depending on the individual’s health status and any pre-existing respiratory conditions.
If an employee’s lung function is found to be affected, our professionals will provide advice and referrals to appropriate medical professionals or programs to manage the condition.
Yes, Healthscreen offers on-site lung function testing services for your convenience. Our fully trained professionals bring all necessary equipment and materials to your workplace, ensuring minimal disruption to your business.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure the health and safety of your employees. Contact us today to schedule an on-site lung function test and ensure your employees can work safely and efficiently.