Maintaining ventilation efficiency and keeping your premises as a healthy working environment
Complying with fire and safety regulations
Complying with insurance terms
Maintaining a safe working environment for your staff
The first step we take with any new customer is to arrange an inspection. This is simply where we come along to your premises, at a time to suit you, free of charge and have a proper look around, a walkthrough and a chat. We look at several things including but not restricted to – dust, grease and particulate build-up, mould spores and bacteria, coil cleanliness, your (current and optimum) air filter maintenance regime and air change rates. We also visually inspect your vent systems to ensure that they are working to the full capabilities that they were installed to achieve, namely, providing employees and customers with clean, breathable air.
The ventilation systems installed in commercial kitchens, office buildings and apartment blocks are designed to efficiently supply, extract and recondition air throughout the internal spaces. Whilst most people don’t have to think about it, there is a set amount of air that a building must bring in (Building Regulations Part F). If this level of fresh air is not allowed to circulate through work or living space, occupants can begin to feel systems ranging from lethargy and tiredness as the oxygen levels in a room decreases and carbon dioxide levels increase.
We follow the accepted guidelines of The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) TR/19 related to internal cleanliness of ventilation. This guideline ensures that there is not a build-up of particulates in ventilation systems which can cause ineffective ventilation and allow dirty air to be supplied to employees and customers. Your ventilation system can be inspected at varying points throughout the system to ensure that it is meeting, at least, minimum requirements.
When air filters are first fitted to a buildings ventilation system, they are designed and installed to meet the set standards. However, it is a common occurrence in UK buildings that when air filters are replaced, they are replaced with cheaper, incorrect filters that can lead to significant inefficiencies in filtration. Air filters should meet EN779:2012 standards to ensure that particulates are removed, to ensure good indoor air quality. The correct, professional inspections and cleaning and maintenance of your ventilation system is paramount for safe air for your employees and customers whilst significantly reducing fire risks.