Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.

Thermal Stress

Heat & Cold: Measurements will be carried out over hourly intervals

Legal requirement and relevant standards

Environmental Regulations for Workplaces R2281:1987

Mechanical Ventilation

Face and Capture Velocity measurements will be conducted on all local exhaust ventilation systems.

Legal requirement and relevant standards

HCS Regulations – Section 12 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) Regulations.

Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Survey

Qualitative air assessment will be conducted and/or air movement will be measured in the working areas to ascertain if the working conditions are suitable for the work being performed.

Legal requirement and relevant standards

ASHRAE Standard 62, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.

ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental conditions for human occupancy.

SANS 10400 Part 0: 2011 – National Building Regulations

Lighting Survey

The illumination levels will be carried out in accordance with the SANS 10114 – 1:2005 “Artificial Lighting of Interiors”.

Legal requirement and relevant standards

The results will be compared to the standards provided in the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces R2281:1987

Noise Survey

The measurements will be conducted in accordance to the SANS 10083:2013: “The Measurement and Assessment of Occupational Noise for Hearing Conservation Purposes”.

SANS 10083:2013: “The measurement and assessment of occupational noise for hearing conservation purposes”.

Legal requirement and relevant standards

NIHL Regulations R307:2003 7 & 9.