It has been found in hospitals that temperature and humidity levels allied with accumulations of dust and debris, typically found in uncleaned air conditioning ductwork, provides ideal conditions for the growth and spread of infectious micro-organisms such as MRSA. In a similar way, infections such as flu and the common cold will spread throughout the workplace if systems are not maintained and cleaned.
In order to ensure that conditions for building occupants are comfortable and safe, building owners and managers have both a 'duty of care' and legal obligations to ensure that ventilation systems are kept clean by the most efficient ductwork and duct cleaning methods.
General Ventilation Ductwork Systems (air conditioning)
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations require building owners and managers to ensure enclosed workplaces are ventilated with fresh and purified air and that, where this is provided by a mechanical ductwork system, it is regularly maintained, inspected and cleaned and a suitable record kept to support this compliance.
Ductwork system cleaning to Industry Standard of Excellence: HVCA TR19
Chemflow’s hygiene specialist cleaning of ducts and ductwork systems is carried out in accordance with the standards laid down in the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association’s (HVCA) fully approved Industry Standard of Excellence TR19
Cleaning not carried out in accordance with this standard will not comply with the health and safety and fire safety legislation
- Work carried out to relevant HVCA, health & safety guidelines & regulations
- Cleaning to ensure compliance with current Health & Safety Regulations
- Method Statements and Risk Assessments provided site specific as required
- All works fully certified and post clean reports with before and after photographic eveidence provided