Indoor air quality regulations
As people have become more aware of indoor air quality and the effects it can have on their wellbeing, demand has risen for a set of standards for indoor environments. In New Zealand the Health, Safety and Employment Act covers the issues of indoor air quality.
The Health Safety and Employment Act 1992 gives fairly broad guidelines regarding employers duties. As an employer you must take all practicable steps to ensure the safety and health of employees at work. This means that Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building Related Illness (BRI) are within the scope of the Act. In 1995, the terms of the HSE Act were tightened and offer more details on employer’s responsibilities for indoor air quality issues.
A Sensible Approach
There’s a sound business case for dealing with indoor air quality issues. The wellbeing and in turn productivity of staff can be effected by their working environment. There are also regulatory obligations to consider. It makes sense to invest in an audit and check your indoor air quality. A clean bill of health is something to be proud of, and any problems discovered can be dealt with efficiently.
The Airlab Solution
We can conduct indoor air quality audits on your occupied spaces and provide easy to interpret reports that include recommendations to solve any identified issues. There is also health and safety advice, based on the results of the analysis. Our experts can help you to present report findings to the building owner and managers. In many cases we can design and implement solutions, or recommend the best company to use.