Endoscopy Department

Endoscopy Department

Help with JAG accreditation

Our workplace exposure monitoring also helps endoscopy departments to achieve and maintain their annual JAG accreditation.

That is because where staff exposure to the chemicals for which we have carried out monitoring is compliant with the COSHH Regulations, the report that we produce fulfils part of Sections QP3.2 (Environment Checklist) and QP3.4 (Operational Policy including health & safety in the service) of the JAG Accreditation Standard for Endoscopy Services.

The JAG accreditation provides important evidence that an NHS or independent UK endoscopy service is competent to deliver against the criteria set out in the JAG standards.

We carry out workplace exposure monitoring for endoscopy procedure rooms and endoscope decontamination rooms in hundreds of hospitals across the UK.

Endoscopy Procedure Rooms (Entonox)

As staff tend to move in an out of procedure rooms where patients are self-administering entonox, we use personal sampling to monitor overall exposure levels during a shift.

Personal sampling tubes are worn by staff throughout their shift.

These tubes are then analysed to determine the amount of Nitrous Oxide the team members have been exposed to. Measured exposure is compared to the Workplace Exposure Limit, (100 ppm for Nitrous Oxide) to ensure that exposure is compliant with the COSHH Regulations 2002 (as amended). If high exposures are measured, suggestions for reducing exposure will be made.

For more information on our personal sampling service click here  or call us on 0333 015 4345 for a quote.

Endoscope Decontamination Rooms (Peracetic and acetic acid)

Monitoring within an endoscope decontamination room is carried out to assess staff exposure to peracetic and acetic acid.

Our monitoring consultant remains in the decontamination room at all times, allowing them to analyse the data and highlight any problem areas to the client whilst on site. On completion of monitoring a comprehensive report is produced outlining the results, any issues and recommendations for further action.

For more information on our COSHH air monitoring service click here or call us on 0333 015 4345 for a quote.