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Tips for Fire Door Inspections (FDIS) & Checks

Tips for Fire Door Inspections (FDIS) & Checks

25/02/2021

With the installation of fire doors comes fire door inspections, and passing these inspections is vital if you don't want to get slammed with the consequences of not being compliant, or even worse, the potential loss of life.

Grease Trap Installation, Cleaning, and Maintenance

Grease Trap Installation, Cleaning, and Maintenance

25/02/2021

Under the Approved Document H, it is mandatory for commercial kitchens to manage grease. This is so that grease does not go into the sewerage system, blocking it and contaminating other water supplies. In this article, we will explain what a grease trap is and how it works. We'll also provide essential information around how to install, clean, and maintain a grease trap.

Commercial & Industrial Air Quality Testing: Why Is It Important to Test Your Indoor Air Quality?

Commercial & Industrial Air Quality Testing: Why Is It Important to Test Your Indoor Air Quality?

25/02/2021

Today, air quality testing has never been more important. Air pollution causes millions of premature deaths around the world. Testing indoor air quality can help you to ensure your building’s safety. It can also help you to comply with building regulations for ventilation.

Understanding HTM 03-01: Ventilation for Healthcare Premises

Understanding HTM 03-01: Ventilation for Healthcare Premises

25/02/2021

Policies like HTM 03-01 help healthcare operators understand the best ventilation procedures and setups for their buildings. Keep reading to learn about HTM 03-01 and the requirements for ventilation systems in healthcare buildings. 

VSS Acquire new robotic cleaning machine.

VSS Acquire new robotic cleaning machine.

22/01/2021

VSS have taken possession of their first new robotic cleaning machine from Lifa Air.

Albie Friend – Moving on Up

Albie Friend – Moving on Up

22/01/2021

VSS sponsored kart driver Albert Friend has moved up to the Honda Cadet class for 2021 and will be competing against 8–12-year-old drivers at the British Karting Championship

Understanding Ductwork Cleaning Regulations & TR19 Standards

Understanding Ductwork Cleaning Regulations & TR19 Standards

13/01/2021

Applicable to any kitchen extraction or duct system, BESA established a standardised cleaning system that you are required to follow by law. This blog follows theTR19 specification, that all building engineering and insurers' service providers should adhere to when performing duct cleaning operations. 

The Importance Of Building Ventilation To Prevent The Aerosol Spread Of COVID-19

The Importance Of Building Ventilation To Prevent The Aerosol Spread Of COVID-19

13/01/2021

The design & layout of your building's ventilation & HVAC system all impacts the spread of COVID-19. By assessing your ventilation system, you can prevent the risk of virus spread throughout the building. 

Regulations for Building Ventilation

Regulations for Building Ventilation

23/11/2020

Ventilation systems and ductwork can become contaminated and dirty over the period of their use. These issues are often hidden from view, but correct cleaning of ventilation units, the distribution ductwork and grilles is essential for the correct and efficient function of a building.

Smoke Damper vs Fire Damper

Smoke Damper vs Fire Damper

17/11/2020

Fire dampers, smoke dampers or a combination of both are critical parts of fire protection systems and can make a significant difference in the event of a fire. Dampers come in various types and sizes and require an annual inspection once fitted. Whether you're an employer, business or building owner, you're legally required to have an efficient safety system and to keep in line with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Here we discuss the uses of fire and smoke dampers and the benefits of both.