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VSS Help To Preserve Air Purity At The Mater Hospital, Belfast

Industry leading ventilation hygiene, system surveying and extract cleaning company, Ventilation Surveys and Services Ltd, understands only too well that poor ventilation hygiene can become a significant concern for medical facilities, compromising the health of patients, visitors and staff if systems are not regularly maintained.

Which is why the Mater Hospital in Belfast is employing VSS's services, appointing a 'high health' infection control LIVE Ward duct cleaning team.  The six-week project at the Mater hospital will see the team undertake the cleaning of Health Technical Memorandum HTM 03-01 compliant audit-critical grilles, luminaries, radiators and shower drainage as well as visual surfaces hygiene maintenance. 


Large buildings, such as hospitals, are more vulnerable to contamination because they have larger, more complex air supply systems in which bacteria, viruses and fungal spores can quickly spread.  As a result, it is vital that all relevant industry guidelines are adopted and met, whilst simultaneously minimising the disruption for patients and staff.  Call VSS on 0333 500 8368 to see how VSS can help you to preserve the purity of the air that you breathe in your place of work.

VSS Launches Its All-New Case Studies Library

Here at VSS, we've decided to add a new, client-focused feature to our recently refreshed website, which will give users access to case studies relevant to the industry in which they operate.  We believe that this underlines our commitment to delivering a quality service.

We're proud to say that we have an impressive 25 years worth of industry experience, and we're keen to demonstrate to new and existing clients alike the flexibility of the service we provide.   The new case study library will be a useful reference guide for those in need of examples of best practice in a variety of industry-specific situations, from kitchen extraction fires to potential airborne threats carried through contaminated ductwork.  

Each study will help to educate those responsible for the installation or routine maintenance of a ductwork system, in the requirements and regulations specific to the industry in which they operate.  As well as showing the likely result of neglecting to adhere to these regulations, the studies are designed to explain the costs that could be incurred and how maintenance could be both a solution and preventative measure.

The first Case Study to be featured on the new and improved website is a prestigious Park Lane Hotel, which saw approximately 1,500 people, including Black Eyed Peas singer Will-I-Am, evacuated from the 28-storey hotel after reports of smoke billowing from a second floor kitchen vent and the basement.

To check out the first Case Study visit

EU names 2013 as 'Year of Air'

The HealthVent consortium recently met to discuss the harmonisation of health-based ventilation guidelines for Europe on February 20, 2013. At the event, which took place in the European Parliament, participants discussed the significance of ventilation guidelines for EU policies on health, air quality, energy, eco-design and buildings and consumers’ products.