Lung Function Testing


Lung function tests are mandatory in industries where people might be exposed to hazardous substances, as part of a range of legislative health surveillance checks. The tests provide employers with a baseline for future reference, assess employees’ fitness to work, and establish routine intervals for testing.

Lung function testing:

  • Should be performed on all employees potentially exposed to irritant dusts, gases and vapours in the workplace
  • Is advisable for employees working with acknowledged ‘respiratory sensitizers’, such as products known to cause occupational asthma, like isocyanates, ‘aldehydes’, flour and wood dust. The Health and Safety Executive has produced a leaflet indg95 [PDF] to help employers assess health risks and decide on any necessary action
  • Must be provided regularly following COSHH assessment, unless the employer is confident that hazard and risk to health is controlled
  • Can help employers proactively manage employee health and prevent work-related health issues from arising.
Lung Function (Spirometry) Testing

Occupational asthma can be severely debilitating to the sufferer, resulting in long-term ill health and even loss of employment, as well as extremely costly to the employer.

We are able to offer full occupational health provision by OHNA (Occupational Health Nurse Advisors) or OHPs (Occupational Health Physicians) at your company’s site or at our head office in Stockport.

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