About DustScan

DustScanAQ is the new trading name for DustScan Ltd; we have recently rebranded to reflect our growing air quality consultancy expertise and involvement in air quality matters. DustScan Ltd was established in 2004 as a spin-off company from Leeds University. The firm is based in Oxfordshire, UK.

Occupational Dust Exposure

DustScanAQ conduct occupational exposure monitoring of dusts, fumes, vapours, mists and gases and are experts on dust exposure in particular. We routinely carry out personal monitoring of both inhalable and respirable dusts at:

  • Quarries, stonemasons and aggregate recycling sites
  • Construction and demolition sites
  • Recycling and waste management sites
  • Bakeries and patisseries
  • Warehouses and distribution centres
  • Intensive farming and grain processing facilities

Unlike other firms, we offer a complete service when it comes to occupational exposure testing: we setup and supervise the sampling ourselves, providing a professional and impartial approach that is favoured by the HSE; whilst making observations of staff activities and behaviour we also survey the workplace and record potential dust sources and review any existing control measures, this information helps us make site-specific recommendations in our report. For dust exposure and other related assessments we follow MDHS14/4 guidance and all sampling results are compared with the relevant COSHH workplace exposure limits (WELs).

Filter weighing is carried out in our own laboratory where we follow BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 guidelines. For specific mineral analyses, such as respirable crystalline silica (RCS) testing by XRD, we use the Health and Safety Laboratory and other accredited facilities.

For more information about our dust exposure assessment services, for assistance with updating your exposure assessment records or a HSE non-compliance notice, or to request a quotation for a specific exposure assessment please contact us today.

DustScanAQ would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your project, please contact us on 01608 810110 or email .

Equipment

DustScanAQ provide low cost dust monitoring solutions. We supply directional and depositional sticky pad dust gauges, gravimetric filter-reference PM10 and PM2.5 samplers and also specify and install real-time air quality and meteorological monitoring equipment. Our dust monitoring equipment has many applications; from compliance requirements to detailed assessments of particulate movements arising from industrial, commercial, construction or other activities. Dust monitoring also provides us with samples used for forensic analysis of potential and actual contamination.