Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd. Help To Define Industry Standards

Two senior team members from the industry leading ventilation hygiene, system surveying and kitchen extract cleaning company, Ventilation Surveys and Services (VSS) Limited, have recently assisted with the re-draft of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B & ES) publication, ‘TR19: Guide To Good Practice – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems second edition 2013’.

Both George Friend (Group CEO) and Nick Umfreville (Group COO) were members of the technical committee which pushed for the creation of a second edition of the existing TR19 document which included:

·         References to the new British and European Standard, BS EN 15780 Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, introduced in 2011

·         Current ‘best practice’ to ensure that kitchen extract systems are maintained to minimise the risk of fire associated with grease accumulation

Nick Umfreville was a member of the technical committee responsible for drafting the original HVCA TR19, and has advised on the creation of several industry guidelines and standards previously, such as the European Ventilation Hygiene Association guidance. Nick and George both actively sit on panels for the B&ES and the EVHA to ensure that VSS are always at the forefront of new legislative awareness and standards. Both Nick and George have worked on the revised TR19 document since 2009.

The TR19 publication provides Facilities Managers with the details of the National Standard with which their premises must meet. If ventilation systems are not correctly maintained in accordance with B&ES TR19 standards, the efficiency of the system will be compromised and hygienic provision of correct air volumes to areas served will not be met. Poor ventilation hygiene will lead to a costly drop in system efficiency, human productivity levels and low company morale, as well as degrading the building’s interior.

Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd (VSS) has extensive experience in ensuring that clients conform to all relevant legislation and guidance, reducing the customers’ exposure to contaminants and improving the performance and lifespan of ventilation systems.  As a matter of course, clients will receive a comprehensive report following a system clean with certification, photos, recommendations and findings. All of our work is undertaken in accordance with industry guidance as outlined in TR19.

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About Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd.

Lead by Nick Umfreville and George Friend, VSS has a wealth of industry experience, spanning over 25 years, working with small independents as well as global organisations. More recently George Friend was elected President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association, and is regarded as a genuine authority in the industry.

Their services include ductwork cleaning and remediation, hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD).

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Posted on August 11, 2014 and filed under Industry, Company.