ISO 16000-1:2004 is a standard that describes procedural frame work for performing indoor pollution monitoring, which is applicable to indoor environments like buildings having living rooms, bed rooms, recreation rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, work rooms, cellars, public buildings and vehicle cabins. It also extends to workplaces in buildings which are not subject to health and safety inspections with regards to air pollutants.
Pre requisites for performing Indoor Air Monitoring
- Clarify the purpose for performing monitoring
- Define area to be covered under monitoring
- Define timeframe to commence and complete monitoring
- Define frequency of monitoring with an accurate intervals of time
Definition of these parameters depend upon the environment to be monitored, objectives of monitoring and specific characteristics of the indoor environments.