Indoor Contamination Awareness Course
For over Ten Years Gordon Bruce, Director at Iniste Specialist Services, has been working on looking at the causes and also the solutions for preventing Indoor Contamination.
Having created both the Specialist Services division at Iniste and also Room To Breathe, Gordon has worked with the NHS, NHSS, NHS Grampian, Cop 26, Scottish Care, among many others, in preventing Indoor Contamination.
As a result of his work, he has been asked by many organisations to share his knowledge on the subject, but most importantly, to highlight the products and solutions available for prevention. Following on from that he has developed a three hour CPD Course on Indoor Contamination.
The Course is aimed at those likely to encounter Air and Surface Contamination in the ‘Construction, Property or Built Environment’ predominantly focusing on VOC’s, PM & Mould. Viruses and Bacteria are part of Infection Prevention, however the same solutions are appropriate.
The Course is Dividied into Six Parts
More commonly known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) are gases that are emitted into the air from products or processes.
Some are harmful by themselves, including some that serious Health implications. In addition, some can react with other gases and form other air pollutants after they are in the air.
More commonly known as Particulate Matter (PM) is made up of particles (tiny pieces) of solids or liquids that are in the air.
Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.
Some particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter can get deep into your lungs and some may even get into your bloodstream.
Mould microorganisms is ubiquitous, and mould spores are a common component of household and workplace dust; however, when mould spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Moulds can thrive on any organic matter, including clothing, leather, paper, and the ceilings, walls and floors of homes with moisture management problems.
Bacteria are ubiquitous, mostly free-living organisms often consisting of one biological cell. They constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms.
These microbes cause infectious diseases such as flu and measles. There is also strong evidence that microbes may contribute to many non–infectious chronic diseases such as some forms of cancer and coronary heart disease.
Over the last few years there have been several changes to legislation that have been passed initially with the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill, also know as Ella's Law, named after Ella Roberta Adoo Kissi Debrah who died of asthma contributed to by exposure to excessive air pollution in London.
More recently as a result of the death of Awaab Ishak, resulting in the proposed Awaab’s Law, forcing social landlords to fix damp and mould within strict time limits, in new amendment to the Social Housing Regulation Bill.
There are many 'so called' solutions out there, however, most are there to remove, not to prevent.
During the course, you will discover that there is more to removal of contaminated air and surfaces than doing a 'deep clean' or using toxic chemicals that can cause more damage than good.