Lung function tests

A lung function test – also referred to as spirometry – is a breathing test to assess lung function.

They are completed to assess lung function as part of a routine programme of health assessment where there is exposure to respiratory sensitizers or other substances which could cause harm to lung function.  This ensures that employers meet their obligations following risk assessment under Health & Safety at Work Regulations.

They are completed pre-exposure to ensure fitness for work and to obtain baseline data and then at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months following initial exposure and annually thereafter.

For more information:
read our information leaflet Spirometry
visit the HSE website
or call us on 01782 574200.