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HVAC


HERE COMES THE SUN


As Britain basks in the sun, Stewart Owen from temporary air con specialists, Andrews Sykes, explains why changing HVAC legislation should be high on your list of priorities this summer.


Many industrial processes in UK business are temperature- dependent, and a comfortable environment for employees is vital. As a result, UK business is becoming increasingly reliant on climate control equipment to provide suitable working conditions. In fact, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) workplace regulations stipulate a duty of care for employees, which includes the provision of sufficient


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fresh, clean air at a reasonable temperature and ensuring workplace equipment is in efficient and clean, working order.


From factories and offices to larger public venues, FMs involved in the use or provision of air conditioning must be aware of the changing regulations and issues because, this summer, a combination of factors has the potential to cause serious disruption.


DUCTWORK CLEANLINESS British Standard EN 15780 deals


with the cleanliness of ductwork used for ventilation in commercial buildings and focuses on providing proper assessment criteria for cleanliness and cleaning procedures. The legislation applies to new and old systems, implemented in part to deal with ventilation ductwork being left in unclean condition immediately after installation.


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