Monitoring for electrolytic chromium processes has been legally required for over 30 years. Initially, this required a test every 14 days of the efficiency of the control measures,carried out by a responsible person appointed by the factory occupier. Most companies chose to sample the air above the plating tank for chromic acid. Monitoring using air sampling became legally established when the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 1984 replaced the Chromium Plating Regulations.
The SEA, in association with the Health & Safety Executive, have published 3 guidance documents which, if followed correctly, will enable you to comply with the law and ensure that the health of your employees is protected.
The three guidance documents are:
Contact the SEA
We are here to help!
If you are interested in joining the Surface Engineering Association or would like some further information about us that you cannot find on our website, then please complete the contact form and we will get back to you.