Air Quality Liability - Mould & Air Quality Testing

Liability and Testing

It is very important to fully understand the state of the home / workplace and whether or not it is safe to live and or work in. An indoor environmental assessment is the best way to do this, which gives a thorough assessment and ensures your due diligence.

It is also important to note that great hygiene and cleanliness is not the same thing as proper indoor air quality, especially because chemical off-gassing and radon emissions are undetectable to human senses and buildings themselves in the nature of their design can contribute to poor indoor air quality. These issues, if left unidentified, may never be rectified.

You should consider these questions, to see if you should need an air quality test:

  • Have you recently noticed smells that you are not familiar with?
  • Have rashes started to appear on your skin?
  • Do you have problems breathing, such as coughing, difficulty breathing, asthma, etc.?
  • Do you, at times, have problems with your sinuses which may include infections?
  • Do you sometimes feel dizzy or have headaches whilst inside?
  • Have you recently had infections in your ears or eyes?

If you’ve considered all these questions, and are exhibiting one or multiple symptoms, then you may be a victim of poor indoor air quality. Please contact us as soon as you can, so that we may be able to identify the air quality and the sources and recommend solutions to your problems. We pride ourselves in our top-of-the-line equipment, our experienced staff and our friendly customer service, in making sure that your environment indoor assessment needs for your home or office are met.

How much does air quality testing cost?

Considering health is of the highest priority, carrying out air quality testing can be then considered a valuable investment to your family’s or colleagues’ long-term health. Whether in Brisbane or Sydney, we are happy to pop in for an onsite inspection by one of our friendly qualified staff to help determine the needs of your property. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an over-the-phone discussion of your situation and our pricing models. Our continual endeavor for premium service and equipment make us the top choice for indoor air testing across Australia.

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What causes

poor indoor air quality?

There are many contributing factors that are conducive to poor indoor air quality. Here are some of the highly probably factors:

  • Humidity causing mould

    1. High humidity and moisture

    Unusually high levels of humidity and moisture (dampness) help accelerate the growth of mould. These problems may be caused by leaks from piping, the design of the house, leaks from gutters, rising dampness from the soil underneath, the weather and the area you live in. It is important to ensure moisture levels are at appropriate levels, to ensure that mould growth does not proliferate.

  • Poor ventilation

    2. Poor ventilation

    Buildings today are built close to air-tight, and opt for air conditioning systems. Although they are useful, they decrease natural ventilation which can cause a build of chemical off-gassing that cannot be flushed out. Some rooms may not even have windows or venting at all.

  • Cleaning products

    3. Products

    Perfumes, sprays, cleaning chemicals – Particular products can be considered VOCs gas emitting products that can be harmful to your health. It is important to be informed of the products you choose to have in your house or workplace.

  • asbestos

    4. Building materials

    Building materials (especially from old houses) such as asbestos, particular types of carpets, insulation and some tiling can contain carcinogenic material. It is important to make sure your house is free or safe from materials that may cause damage to your health long term. Whether rebuilding, renovating or tearing down, it is of the utmost importance that an indoor environmental assessment take place beforehand. Without one, an individual may unwillingly cross-contaminate a whole household and its contents and risk the health of all occupants.

Workplace liability

Employers are held accountable to keep their workplaces safe for their workers to occupy and work in.

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 of the Queensland Government it states under section 19 subsection 3 that “– A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable—the provision and maintenance of a work environment without risks to health and safety and—that the health of workers and the conditions at the workplace are monitored for the purpose of preventing illness or injury of workers…”. This means, by law, employers have a legal obligation to keep indoor air quality and the environment in which they work to an acceptably healthy standard, which would otherwise be harmful to the occupants.

Failure to comply with such legislation can often mean prosecution which may lead to large fines and/or jail time. By calling IECL, we will help you fulfil your due diligence by taking your first step towards healthy indoor air quality.

Not doing your due diligence in ensuring your work place has acceptable indoor air quality may be considered to be negligent, and non-compliance may mean prosecution.

As employee’s health and safety is considered to be one of the highest priorities for an employer, Indoor air quality should be a consideration in ensuring a safe work place. As the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is legislation, these standards are used to find if employers/body corporate is found compliant or not. Ensuring your air quality is safe is the best outcome for everyone. Please click on these links for more information.

Workplace health & safety act
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Workplace Health and Safety NSW

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