Lung Function Tests

It is recommended workers exposed to hazards such as chemicals, welding fumes, quarry dusts, sawdust, and vapours are to complete lung function tests on a regular basis. The masks and respirators worn to combat these substances are most effective, if in good condition and used correctly. The employer is still required to monitor the health of individuals wearing this personal protective equipment by engaging with us to undertake lung function testing on their employees.

Regular testing identifies early changes to a worker’s health.

Results are explained and the importance of wearing appropriate respiratory protective equipment is emphasised.