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UV measurement and assessment

Our on-site UV light measurement and assessment survey provides a report including personal UV light exposure levels compared with Exposure Limit Values to enable risk assessment and controls.

Includes maximum permissible UV light personal exposure times for unprotected skin and eyes for your UV light, welding or plasma cutting process with recommendations for control measures.

Comprehensive report providing all necessary information for risk assessment and control of personal UV light exposure scenarios surveyed.

An essential step for companies and organisations on the path to compliance with The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010.

Determination and assessment of personal UV light exposure levels

When assessing a personal UV light exposure scenario the crucial question is, can a clear and unambiguous statement be made that the UV light exposure limit values are observed or exceeded?

Employers must assess the level of risk for adverse health effects by determining UV light personal exposure levels and comparing with the exposure limit values.

A typical UV light exposure scenario measurement and assessment includes:

  • Measurement of spectral output of UV light equipment with the potential for over exposure
  • Measurement of UV-A light irradiance in the spectral region 315 nm – 400 nm at appropriate distances from the UV light source, depending on any person’s closest proximity, to assess compliance with the UV-A light radiant exposure limit value of 10,000 J/m2 for unprotected eyes, and/or
  • Measurement of UV light effective irradiance in the spectral region 180 nm – 400 nm at appropriate distances from the UV light source, depending on any person’s closest proximity, to assess compliance with the UV light effective radiant exposure limit value of 30 J/m2eff for unprotected skin and eyes
  • Calculation of maximum permissible UV light exposure times at the measurement positions
  • Survey existing control measures, including pre-operational checks, safe working practices, information and training provided to workers
  • Correlation of data and submission of report

Our report is set out in a format which presents information in a user friendly manner for use with the ‘5 Steps to Risk Assessment’ procedure from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It provides the person responsible for the health and safety of people exposed to UV light from the sources assessed with the necessary information to either:

a) Identify their duties and possible obligations to revise existing risk assessments and implement additional control measures and safe working practices under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010, based on the general principles of prevention set out in schedule 1 to The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

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b) Undertake a suitable and sufficient Risk Assessment, implement appropriate control measures and develop safe working practices under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010, based on the general principles of prevention set out in schedule 1 to The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Risk management training

One day course aimed at health and safety professionals and those responsible for ensuring the safe use of UV light equipment in the workplace.

Designed to help employers to meet their legal obligations for the safe use of UV light in the workplace under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010.

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Free UV safety talk and open day

Want to learn more about your legal obligations regarding the safe use of UV light in the workplace? Or want to discuss your equipment requirements with our team? Why not join us for one of our open days which includes:

  • A talk on workplace UV safety from our MD, Paul Jackson
  • Information on how to optimize equipment selection and minimize risk
  • A chance to discuss your specific process or application with experts
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People we work with

We are proud to be trusted by some of the World’s top companies, supplying UV equipment, training and consultancy to the likes of:

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Mercedes F1
  • Morrisons
  • Rolls-Royce
Need help with UV equipment selection?

Our friendly, experienced team are on hand to help identify the most suitable UV solution for your particular process requirements.

We’ll also recommend any UV safety products or training that may be required to ensure the maximum UV light exposure levels are not exceeded and you are compliant with your legal obligations under The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2020.

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