Indoor Air & Water Quality

Indoor air & water quality

We determine the risk factors involved and develop a comprehensive management programme of control, monitoring and auditing

Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to respond to the challenges of ensuring their environments and workplaces are safe and healthy and that they meet all statutory requirements.

The impact of indoor air & water quality is huge since employees tend to spend 90% of their time in the workplace indoor, as well as having access to safe drinking water is a human right.

Indoor air & water quality that meet statutory requirements

With over 30 years experience, Bureau Veritas provides the knowledge, resource and expertise to support you with indoor air and water quality in achieving legal compliance with the Health and Safety at Work (HSAW) and COSHH regulations as well as satisfying the Approved Code of Practice L8 and BS 8580:2010.

Bureau Veritas will determine the risk factors involved and provide recommendations to minimise those risks, as well as develop a comprehensive management programme of control, monitoring and auditing.

Indoor air quality & air pollution

Indoor air quality refers to the quality of the air at the workplace, in offices, schools or other building environments. Typical air pollution issues include:

  • Combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and environmental tobacco smoke.

  • Substances of natural origin such as radon, pet dander, and mould.

  • Biological agents such as moulds.

  • Pesticides, lead, and asbestos.

  • Ozone (from some air cleaners).

  • Various volatile organic compounds from a variety of products and materials.

Most air pollution affects the indoor air quality comes from sources inside buildings.

Indoor air quality issues - effects on human health

There are several issues associated with poor indoor air quality that affect the health, safety and performance of your employees. These health effects are most commonly associated with indoor air pollution:

  • Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

  • Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

  • Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer.

Water quality

Water is an essential part of all buildings, and ensuring good and frequent water quality controls is crucial for workplace compliance. Testing and analysing the water quality frequently is crucial.

Drinking water testing should especially be considered in older buildings were corroded pipes may be an issue.

UK water quality standards are set in accordance with the Water Framework Directive and other EU water directives. The precise values for standards have been set with advice from the UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG).

Indoor air & water quality - key services:

  • Legionella Management Training

  • Water Audit/Inspections

  • Water Management Logbooks and Schematic Drawings

  • Sampling of Swimming Pools and Spas

  • Legionellosis Outbreak Investigation

  • Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Investigations

  • Ventilation Hygiene Assessments

  • Computer/Equipment and Clean Room Audits

  • Development of Group Management Policy Documentation

  • Legionella Risk Assessments with Log Books 

  • Worksafe Health and Safety Management system


  • Independent, impartial advice on reporting

  • Compliance with relevant regulations at all times

  • Reduce litigation risk and avoid costly legal proceedings

  • Optimise investment in compliance related issues

  • Share best practice within your company

  • Improve corporate image

  • UKAS accredited laboratory services

  • Registered with the Legionella Control Association - (view certificate)

Experts in indoor air & water quality testing, services, inspections & solutions

Our innovative and cost-effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) capabilities span all aspects of testing, inspection and certification, together with a wide range of training, consultancy and specialist services. 

Awarded two gold awards for four years running in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, we combine the best people with innovative processes and market-leading systems to deliver tailored solutions for businesses like yours.