Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
It is important to manage your solvent monitoring plan carefully so that you get reliable and useful results. Use your data as soon as possible after monitoring, so that you can submit accurate and up-to-date information, and improve your processes to save your business money.
To ensure accurate and reliable results you should:
Use your data from monitoring promptly, as it will become outdated quite quickly.
If you monitor solvent emissions to comply with a pollution prevention and control permit, ensure you send it to the regulators on time and in the required format. You may also benefit from using the data for internal review, process control assessment and cost analysis.
Look at your data with relevant staff and consider whether:
You can use the data:
In Northern Ireland you can find information on the COSHH Regulations on the Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) website. In Scotland you can find information on the COSHH Regulations on the Healthy Working Lives website.
When you review your solvent emissions data and the management programme, you should also consider whether you can improve your processes to include solvent capture, recovery and reuse. This could help you reduce your solvent use and save money.
Solvent monitoring is not a one-off process. The programme you put in place will probably need updating. You should review your results regularly to ensure you are getting the data you need and monitoring continues to do the job intended.
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