AIR QUALITY (DUST) MONITORING
Vibration Monitoring Services are an independent dust and air quality consultancy, with dust monitoring becoming increasingly common to monitor the Air Quality levels being generated during demolition, construction and heavy vehicle movement on sites. Environmental Monitoring is frequently requested by the Local Authorities before work can commence to establish the baseline levels, long term Dust monitoring can then be required for the duration of the project. We have a huge and well-supported hire fleet of well maintained modern monitors, our equipment is calibrated traceable to national standards.
Our Air Quality (Dust) Monitoring Services
Over the years we have built up a reputation for the quality of our Environmental Monitoring Services. We take great pride in this reputation so strive to ensure each of our clients get the same level of service as the last. At Vibration Monitoring Services we provide a convenient, cost effective service throughout the monitoring period including:
- Baseline Monitoring
- Continuous Long-Term or Short-Term Monitoring
- Dedicated Officer monitoring the levels on your site
- Liaison with site manager via Phone Call/Text Messages/Email's
- Real time data available via an online portal
- Text & Email alert alarms will be provided
- Flexible site visits, to suit the contractor
- Detailed reporting provided every week of monitoring
- Working within the Local Authorities specification
- MCerts Certified Ambient Particulate Monitors (Measure PM1, PM2.5 & PM10 Simultaneously)
- Powered by 110V/240V Power Supply or Lithium-Ion Battery Packs
Vibration Monitoring Services set up alarm limit levels and receive alerts online from our MCerts certified ambient particulate monitors, when alerts are received site contacts will immediately receive communication either by text, email or from our Project Managers, depending on your requirments. Our dust monitors can run on 110V/240V electrical power supply or we can supply battery packs for them sites without power infrastructure in place.
We use Tracer Lithium-Ion 12V rechargeable battery packs to run our DM30 dust monitors for 10+ days of battery life, these battery packs are an excellent option for them remote sites. These batteries come in a robust IP67 weather-resistant pelicase with a battery meter that shows remaining charge.
Current Legislation in place for Environmental Dust Monitoring
The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM 2018) - Guidance on Monitoring in the Vicinity of Demolition and Construction Sites – The approach to monitoring is based on the risk rating for the demolition / construction site. The guidance recommends the use of a revised real-time measurement site action level of 190 µg/m³ (1-hour average).
GLA Guidance - The Mayor's Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) - The control of dust and emissions during construction and demolition includes site monitoring protocols depending on the risk category of the site. The GLA guidance replicates the IAQM 2014 risk assessment matrix and associated control measures and monitoring requirements based on the level of risk of dust emissions.
Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 and Environmental Permitting 2010 which together govern the Environment Agency (EA) Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) and Local Authority Pollution Prevention & Control (LAPPC)