Occupational Hygiene Technician (Graduate Role)

Armstrong Environmental are looking for a Technician to join our Team.  Please look into this article for further information.


Role Title

Occupational Hygiene Technician (Graduate Role)


Up to £20,000 p.a.

(depending on degree type Science or Environmental background)

Hours per week

Full Time 40 hours plus overtime as required to meet business demands

Closing Date

30th November 2020

The Organisation:

Armstrong Environmental Ltd have over 30 years’ experience in occupational hygiene consulting. We are the chosen supplier to a diverse range of National and International organisations both large and small, which includes some of the world’s leading and most well-known brands.

The Business operates in a range of sectors including bakeries, engineering firms, wood working factories, pharmaceutical companies, mining, transport and shipping.

The businesses primary services include: -

·      Workplace Exposure Air Monitoring

·      Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing

·      Workplace Noise at Assessments

·      Plant Turnaround / Shutdown Support

Occupational hygiene, or Industrial hygiene as its also referred to, is the recognition, evaluation and control of risks within the working environment.

“When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind…” Lord Kelvin

Hygienists are the occupational health professionals who are focused on the prevention of worker ill health from exposure to hazardous substances.

Exposure to hazardous substances can occur in a variety of ways including inhalation, ingestion eg transferred on hands when eating or smoking; or through skin absorption.

Occupational hygiene forms the link between exposure to a hazard and the risk of illness arising from that exposure. It relies on the identification of a hazard, then the ability to quantify the risk to health from that hazard and finally, having the experience and skill to recommend appropriate measures to control the risk.

We are a close-knit team with a family feel environment.

The Role:

Armstrong Environmental are looking for a Graduate to join our Occupational Hygiene Team.

This role is based at our County Durham office however travel will be required throughout the UK, and potentially abroad, including overnight stays. 

What is An Occupational Hygienist?  

Occupational Hygiene, or Industrial Hygiene (IH) as it’s also referred as is a science and engineering discipline used to control health hazards at work. 

Hygienist can help in a number of ways including: 

·       Identifying substances used on a site where there is a potential for exposure which might result in harm; 

·       Identify jobs or tasks the lead to exposure; 

·       Reviewing the legal requirements;  

·       Assisting site implement the principles of good practice for control of exposure to substances hazardous to health; 

·       Developing a workplace monitoring plan to confirm operator’s personal exposure levels and current control measures; 

·       Advise on additional control measures to reduce exposures. 

You will receive relevant training both in-house and externally, attending relevant British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) courses to enable you to support and undertake a wide range of projects as outlined above.

You will be required to interpret monitoring results and prepare the associated reports and communicate the results as required with colleagues and clients.

We’re looking for someone who has a confident manner, is passionate, punctual and self-motivated. You must be able to react to change quickly and accept that plans often need amending at short notice.

If you are looking for a job where no 2 weeks are the same, have a sense of humour and are not afraid of hard work then please apply.  

Working away from home and overnight stays is a requirement for this position.

A valid Driving license is desirable for this position.

Armstrong Environmental Ltd are committed to promoting equal opportunities to people regardless of age, gender, religion, belief, race, sexuality or disability.


To Apply:

Please submit a comprehensive but concise CV and Covering Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the closing date of 30th November 2020.

Please give a detailed account of your skills and experience, how you meet the stated criteria of this exciting position and tell us why you’d like this role. 


P601 LEV

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Managing Director Mark Armstrong proved that you can teach an old dog new tricks having just been awarded his Proficiency Certificate in P601 Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Systems.

Mark attended the course in Edinburgh provided by Bill Cassells from Oxyl8 Consultants and found the course to be both stimulating and a useful refresher to back almost 20 years practical experience testing LEV systems across the UK.

If you're looking to get an LEV system tested having a P601 is an easy way to demonstrate that a consultant has the competancy to carry out the work correctly ensuring you dont fall foul of the law or put employees at risk.

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The first stage is to, either give us a call on 0191 378 2164 or fill out the contact us form and we’ll get back in touch to discuss your requirements.

We will then arrange a visit to your site, or if we have sufficient information, we’ll put a clear proposal together for you, with no hidden costs.

All being well our competent consultants will then visit site to undertake the work and produce a comprehensive report, reviewing your control measures with concise recommendations.

We operate throughout the UK and Worldwide.