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There is definitely a health hazard for the user if they are breathing contaminated air. Failure to mitigate this risk can result in immediate as well as long-term health problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning, industrial asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Adhering to the BS EN 12021 standards

BS EN 12021 is a regulation that guarantees the safety of workers by testing the quality of air being pumped into their respiratory systems.

This requirement states that systems must be tested, maintained, and certified by knowledgeable testers on a regular basis.

Levels of the following pollutants will be measured in a complete air quality test:

  • Flow
  • Oil mist
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Water vapour
  • Odour and taste 

Once the test is completed, and if the equipment passes BS EN 12021 standards, a Certificate of Testing will be issued.

If the air quality does not comply with current standards, the qualified test engineer will recommend appropriate corrective actions. It is desirable to re-test the air once these steps have been completed and before using the breathing air point again.

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The frequency of testing varies

Low Pressure

EN12021 suggests that tests should happen every three months, but more often if anything changes with the system. HSE guidance says that how frequently these tests occur should be based on a risk assessment, however, they still advocate for at least quarterly testing and more frequently when air quality levels are not up to standard.

High Pressure

With high-pressure systems, filter elements have a far shorter lifespan than low-pressure. As a result, risk assessments for testing frequencies should be based on the anticipated filter life expectancy. When new filter components are installed, tests should be performed; and when they have used half their life (based on hours run), they should be tested again. Subsequent checks would then be contingent on usage, with a maximum gap of three months between tests.

It is the Employer’s final say on how often testing should occur, and this decision needs to factor in not only local legislation but also the task and frequency of use. Your control system will be strongest when regular updates are made based on results from ongoing breathing-air tests that reflect a risk assessment outline.

Record Keeping

It is suggested that test certificates and records be kept for five years. These may be kept in paper or electronic format, but they should be readily available for review by safety representatives or inspectors.

Protecting Employees

Employers have a duty of care to their workers and must ensure that the breathing air they provide is adequate for the Respiratory Protection Device being used and is safe to breathe.

Hydropayne Services can assist businesses in meeting these obligations by providing more than 44 years of expertise within the compressed air sector and a significant understanding of regulatory compliance.

Hydropayne Services Breathing Air Tests Kent experts are able to test breathable compressed air and verify that it meets BS EN 12021 regulations. We also utilize top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art testing equipment, which is regularly maintained, to ensure that our results are as precise as possible.

Hydropayne Services can provide you with an annual service program that covers all of your Breathing Air Quality Testing needs. Our service plans are inexpensive and convenient, and if required, they may include the servicing of your compressed air equipment.

If you have any queries regarding Breathing Air Tests Kent or require more information on breathing air tests, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What Is A Written Scheme Of Examination

Written Schemes Of Examination

Under the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, users and owners of pressure systems need to show that they understand the safe working limits (especially pressure and temperature) of their operations and that they are safe following these conditions.

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There is definitely a health hazard for the user if they are breathing contaminated air. Failure to mitigate this risk can result in immediate as well as long-term health problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning, industrial asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Why choose Hydropayne Services Air Compressors Kent? We aim to provide flexible solutions tailored to your specific business requirements. We provide a professional, cost effective service, keeping down-time to a minimum by carrying out all work on-site where possible.

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Our fully qualified staff are F Gas Certificated and have City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate In The Requirements For Electrical Installations. We offer superb aftercare services including routine and preventative maintenance to help avoid potential downtime.

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Compressor system maintenance and repair experts in Kent Hydropayne Services highly trained engineers work closely with you to provide comprehensive wide range of compressed air systems repairs and maintenance, including all pipework and electrical work.

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Before establishing the Family Run Business in 1978, Bob Payne worked for Hydrovane as a service engineer in the South East. We originally focused on air compressor servicing. Due to increasing demand and reputation, our services have now expanded to include supply, installation and maintenance of all compressed air systems.

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Our fully qualified staff are F Gas Certificated (Click To View) and have City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate In The Requirements For Electrical Installations(Click To View).

We also aim to provide flexible solutions tailored to your specific business requirements. We provide a professional, cost effective service, keeping down-time to a minimum by carrying out all work on-site where possible.

Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s related to compressed air systems, we’ll be able to help you. We can complete compressed air system installations, including Hydrovane systems, supply aftercoolers, dryers and air filters, and install and maintain pipework.

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