Date: 2nd April 2010
April 6 2010 - C&G Safety & Environmental has been called in by leading diesel injector supplier Delphi to check levels of noise and airborne oil at the company’s plant in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
Delphi, which designs and manufactures high-precision electronic injection pumps for diesel engines to the worldwide automotive industry, called the C&G consultants in to check that staff in the test department are not being exposed to unsafe levels of oil mist or noise from machinery.
Diesel injectors are constantly being tested in the department, so steps have to be taken to ensure staff are not breathing in the resulting vapour. A device with an air sampling head and filter was used to measure the concentration of oil vapour over a four-hour period.
C&G staff issued four test department personnel with special ‘noise badges’ - miniature noise dosimeters which use tiny microphones to constantly measure and record noise levels. An octave band analyser was also used to indicate the spread of frequencies. Using the information the badges recorded, C&G was able to establish that staff were not being exposed to unsafe levels of noise.
“The company had taken steps to reduce exposure, but they needed to be sure that staff were properly protected” said Roger Hart, MD of C&G Safety & Environmental.
NOTES TO EDITORS
C&G Services (www.gettrained.co.uk)
C&G Services (Europe) Ltd, based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, is a commercial vehicle, industrial skills and health & safety training provider which trains more than 7000 people each year across the country in a comprehensive range of industrial, technical and health & safety skills, from goods vehicle driving and mechanical handling to excavation and roads & streetworks. C&G works with manufacturing, utilities and construction companies, setting up partnering schemes with the aim of designing and delivering specific training programmes for their equipment and their working environment.
C&G Safety & Environmental is a separate division providing health & safety advice, policies and procedures to clients from a wide range of industries. It supports more than 200 clients throughout the UK, mainly in the aerospace, construction, industry and services sectors.
Issued by Chris Newton Communications on behalf of C&G Services Ltd.
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