SBS can affect anyone, but it is most often associated with workers in large modern buildings, with open plan office layouts. However cases have occurred in many different types of building, including hospitals, schools, museums and libraries. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend that any complaints about symptoms relating to SBS should be investigated promptly and systematically.
The causes of SBS are due to a combination of factors, and may vary considerably from building to building. The risk factors identified by research by the HSE, include:
Our SBS Consultancy Service works with clients to identify the causes of SBS and provide recommendations on possible solutions. As there are many factors that can contribute to SBS, these will be unique to each case. Oakleaf will work with you to assess the key environmental and job related factors that may be the cause of SBS. These could include:
Once a report has been produced, we can also provide a good practice maintenance schedule to help to maintain an on going healthy and productive working environment in your building.
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