Do you know if your building is fully compliant with every single regulation and standard?

November 4, 2020

Do you know if your building is fully compliant with every single regulation and standard?

If the answer is no, then you are certainly not alone. Owning or managing a building is quite a task in itself, never mind having to constantly keep up with changes in legislation and guidance (dare we even mention COVID-19?).

The responsibility is significant and can become overwhelming. That’s why System Hygienics offer a comprehensive range of services to cover all aspects of the maintenance and safety of ventilation and ductwork from one professional, central point of contact, including cleaning, monitoring of air quality and testing of fire dampers.

What in particular do you need to address?

In short, you are protecting the safety and well-being of building users. Ventilation and ductwork does a great job of supplying the occupants of any space with clean, fresh air – provided that it is maintained, inspected and cleaned regularly to ensure that it operating efficiently and is free from harmful contamination.

Fire prevention is high on any Building Manager’s list of responsibilities, and it is therefore imperative that fire dampers are maintained in full working order (they are after all, the fire doors of any ventilation system). And, of course, areas where flammable deposits can build up – such as kitchen extract systems – must also be cleaned and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of fires starting there.

Which regulations are relevant?

Not an exhaustive list by any means, we have: -

  • The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) guidance document TR19, relating to ventilation cleaning
  • Health Technical Memorandum HTM-03-01, relating to ductwork inspection and cleaning within healthcare premises
  • British Standard 9999:2017, relating to the regular maintenance and testing of fire dampers by competent persons (at least every 12 months)
  • Chapter 10 of HSG258 (controlling airborne contaminants at work), relating to LEV testing at least every 14 months for full compliance
  • The Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations Approved Code of Practice 1992, detailing the requirements for any building owner or manager to carry out risk assessments and condition surveys

Trust System Hygienics to maintain compliance

At System Hygienics our role is to help businesses to understand their responsibilities, keep their building occupants safe and stay on the right side of the law.

Clean air is our business, and we will never compromise in the standard of services we provide to those looking to supply clean air to their employees or tenants. That’s why we ensure that all the work we do is carried out to the relevant guidance, code of practice or legislation as a minimum. It’s also why we’re also the only company to have all of our engineers trained to an IFSM standard (The Institute of Fire Safety Managers).

Get in touch today or visit https://www.systemhygienics.co.uk to see how we can assist you to assess your current level of compliance and ensure that you keep one step ahead of your legal responsibilities.