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 are experts on dust exposure and we conduct occupational exposure monitoring of dust, fumes, vapours, mists, and gases. 

We routinely carry out personal monitoring of both inhalable and respirable dusts at locations such as:

  • 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 set up and supervise the sampling ourselves and provide 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.

 
Oliver Puddle

Oliver Puddle
(BSc, CSci, MIEnvSc, MIAQM, MIQ, AFOH)
Senior Consultant

Discuss your requirements with our Senior Consultant

If you would like to discuss any of your Personal / Occupational Monitoring needs with our Senior Consultant we can organise an initial call to understand your exact requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1608 810110 or email Oliver Puddle using the email button below.

   

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 info@dustscan.co.uk.

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.