Odour Assessments and Surveys

Odour Assessments
and Surveys

Odour Surveys and Assessments

The main concern with odour is its ability to cause a response in individuals that is considered to be objectionable or offensive.  Individual perception to annoyance may vary greatly from person to person and if the odour is considered to be offensive, this could potentially lead to complaints.

The latest UK guidance on odour was published by the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) in 2018. The IAQM guidance sets out assessment methods which may be utilised in the assessment of odours for planning applications. It is the only UK odour guidance document which contains a method for estimating the significance of potential odour impacts.

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Commercial Extraction Systems

IEC has particular experience with preparing odour and noise assessments for kitchen extraction systems using EMAQ (2018) “Control of Odour and Noise from Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems”.  This document includes guidance on:

  • Preparation of an assessment for odour
  • Identification of the potential risk of odour (very high, high, medium, low)
  • Odour control requirements determined by outcome of Risk Assessment
  • Recommendations for best practice maintenance and equipment

The risk assessment of odours considers

  • Dispersion
  • Proximity to receptors
  • Size of kitchen
  • Cooking type and grease loading

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Our Services

IEC is a multi-disciplinary consultancy and can also carry out noise and vibration assessments. If you are unsure what type of assessment is needed our air quality consultants can assist by establishing requirements  with the local authority on your behalf.

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