Contamination such as such as dust, bacteria and yeast accumulate over time within ventilation systems affecting the quality of air supplied to building users.
Pollutants can cause coughing, sneezing, dizziness, shortness of breath and even fevers; while excess chemicals in the air can lead to serious respiratory problems and lung disease. They also exacerbate existing heart conditions.
ACOP5 (41&42) relating to regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 makes specific reference for the need for regular maintenance including inspection and testing at suitable intervals with British Standard BS EN 15780 providing the benchmark to define cleanliness of Ductwork.
Shine highly trained and experienced operatives can assist with this process testing the internal surfaces of ductwork for contamination and providing recommendations for remedial actions required as well as on-going monitoring programmes.
Preferred Vacuum Tests (PVT)
Using pre-weighed capsules, our hygiene operative will collect dust samples from the internal surfaces of ductwork as recommended by BS EN 15780.
The samples are then sent to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis.
From the results, a mean will be calculated per system to determine any action required.
Using dip-slides, our hygiene operative will collect surface samples in accordance with BS EN 15780 and TR19 guidelines.
The samples are then sent to an independent UKAS accredited laboratory where the will be analyzed for harmful or pathogenic micro-organisms.
The level of microbiological contamination identified will determine any action required.
For more information on our sampling service or to discuss inspection and Monitoring programmes call us on 01236 722262.