This joint union guidance presents a step-by-step plan for assessing ventilation levels and bringing about any improvements needed. If management is reluctant to engage, go back to members, discuss the position and agree a plan. Members may wish to demonstrate how strongly they feel by signing a letter or raising it with the governing body.
Step 1 – Gathering evidence of poor ventilation
Indicators of poor ventilation
Step 2 – Workplace ventilation audit
Key questions for employers and risk assessments
Step 3 – Monitoring carbon dioxide levels
Carbon dioxide monitors are not a solution to the problem of poor ventilation. They will indicate a problem but then something has to be done.
Step 4 – Practical steps to ensure good ventilation
First steps to solving ventilation problems in the workplace
Step 5 – What if these measures are put in place but ventilation is still poor?
Air cleaning and filtration units are an effective means of reducing airborne transmission of aerosols where it is not possible to maintain adequate ventilation.