Your employees are your most valued asset and protecting their health always needs to be a major concern. You do all the right things like taking fire drills seriously and making sure everyone washes their hands. However, you may not be as concerned with air quality as you need to be.
The following are some telltale signs your workplace needs an air quality test.
1. Unusual Odour
This is difficult to identify, because good/ bad smells are subjective. Also, you can get used to most smells if you’re exposed to it for 40 hours a week. So be mindful of this, and be particularly mindful if you notice a change in the way your workplace smells.
2. Employees Feel Sick at Work and Better at Home
It sounds like a no-brainer, but if one or more employee feels sick or unwell when they’re at work but feels better when they’re home, you may have a problem.
3. Employees have low energy
Feeling lethargic or fatigued is always a big tell. This is one of the major symptoms of an air quality problem in any setting. Other symptoms include having headaches, fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
4. Recent renovation or construction
Any work done/ in your workplace might have made changes to the building’s ventilation system, or perhaps exposed you to potentially toxic chemicals used during construction. Look for the previous 3 signs after any work to your building.
5. Your building has had flooding or water damage
Wetness, dampness and moisture damage from leaks, flooding or even high humidity can always lead to poor air quality and mold.
If any of the above applies to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a thorough air quality test.