Standards & Legislation

Standards and Quality assurance are fundamental to System Hygienics. As the UK's market leader we have been at the forefront of raising standards.

The BS EN 15780:2011 clearly defines the cleanliness to be achieved by anyone responsible for the ventilation in any building by recognising that different building uses require different standards and that newly installed ductwork should be handed over in a measurably clean condition.

All our work is carried out to the latest B&ES TR19 (2nd edition: 2013) standards which provide recognised levels of cleanliness which is confirmed by independent laboratory testing.

The Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 have been updated in 2013 and give detailed advice on an employer's responsibilities relating to workplace health and safety. It stipulates that: "Mechanical ventilation systems (including air conditioning systems) should be regularly and adequately cleaned. They should also be properly tested and maintained to ensure that they are kept clean and free from anything which may contaminate the air".

The Regulatory Reform(Fire Safety) Order 2005 gives building owners and managers clear legal responsibility on their duty of care with regard to the maintenance of fire safety systems and what is required in regard to the essential maintenance of fire dampers. It is also an important reinforcement of the duties of responsible persons regarding kitchen extract system cleanliness. This is in addition to their normal insurance contract requirements.

The Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 is now a vital standard which provides essential best practice guidance for healthcare premises.

Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992
Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Building & Engineering Services Association TR/19 (2nd ed 2013)
Building & Engineering Services Association TR/19 (2nd ed 2013)
 Health Technical Memorandum 03-01
Health Technical Memorandum 03-01
BS EN 15780:2011
BS EN 15780:2011

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