Demystifying the QAL3 test in BS EN 14181

Posted by Andy Tiffen on 01-Mar-2018 13:56:46

As project manager for Air & Emissions division of SOCOTEC, Andy Tiffen often gets asked ‘what is QAL3?’ and 'what is the real purpose behind QAL3 checks?' Here, he breaks through some of the technical jargon to demystify the QAL3 test in the European Standard BS EN 14181  - Stationary Source Emissions: Quality Assurance of automated measuring systems.


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Topics: emissions, Air Monitoring

Monitoring Diesel Fume Exposure for Safe Practice

Posted by Ian Douglas on 22-Feb-2018 15:14:19

Ian Douglas, senior occupational hygienist, Environment & Safety Services, SOCOTEC, discusses the hierarchy of control when it comes to controlling exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) and why this is important for ensuring safety and compliance in the workplace.

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Topics: Rail, Occupational Health & Safety, Occupational Hygiene, emissions, Air Monitoring

Diesel Train Exhaust: Keeping Emissions on Course for Legislative Compliance

Posted by Bill Halkett on 28-Sep-2016 17:48:22

Bill Halkett, occupational hygienist, Environment & Safety Services, SOCOTEC, explores why rail operators need to be aware of the hazards of diesel exhaust fumes, and explains the steps they can take to uphold worker health and safety. 

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Topics: Air Quality, Rail, Occupational Hygiene, emissions

A Fresh Approach to Air Quality in Mines

Posted by Philip Shead on 27-Jul-2016 14:05:13

In light of recent changes to health and safety regulations for mines, which came into force last year, mining expert, Philip Shead, a specialist ventilation consultant at SOCOTEC, explores which factors mine operators need to take into account to optimise air quality and ensure the wellbeing of their employees.

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Topics: Air Quality, ventilation, emissions, dust

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