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Airmec Essential Services : Education

As an independent air and water hygiene specialist Airmec provides essential services to support schools, colleges, and universities to provide a safe working and teaching environment.

We offer a range of essential ventilation system, air quality and water hygiene services to ensure staff and students are not exposed to health and safety risks associated with air and waterborne diseases.

Airmec has significant experience working within the education sector and all our technicians undertake Enhanced DBS checks and are familiar with your safeguarding and confidentiality needs.

To find out more about the knowledge and skills we can apply to enable you to maintain a safe environment for teaching and learning, please follow the links below,

Air and water services are important to keep schools safe

  • As part of our ventilation hygiene services, we regularly inspect and clean extract systems within commercial kitchens. We also have trained, competent surveyors able to examine and test any local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems that are installed in workshops or laboratories.

    We can offer your facilities management team the following services:

    • Ventilation system hygiene surveys and risk assessments
    • Fire damper inspection and testing
    • Fire damper replacement and remedial works
    • Air Handling Unit (AHU) maintenance
    • Ventilation duct cleaning
    • Kitchen extract monitoring and cleaning
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) examination and testing

    Where indoor air needs to be assessed for comfort or for health and safety reasons one of our surveyors can conduct an Indoor Air Quality survey. We can also outline how to protect staff and student well-being from exposure to dust, fumes, or noise by undertaking an Occupational Hygiene Assessment.

    Find out more about our ventilation services

  • Educational facilities are often significant water users with a range of water systems that need to be regularly checked. We offer Legionella risk assessments and planned water hygiene monitoring services, including water quality sampling, at many educational establishments – from primary and senior schools through to large multi-campus universities.

    • Legionella risk assessments
    • Water hygiene monitoring services
    • Water quality sampling and analysis
    • System cleans and disinfections
    • Water treatment services

    Should any remedial work arise from a water safety risk assessment we offer a complete remedial service for your hot and cold water system.

    Find out more about our water hygiene services

  • We aim to provide a complete fire damper safety service. We inspect, clean, test and, unusually, have a dedicated team to undertake essential and emergency remedial work on fire dampers as a turnkey service.

    Our services include:

    • Surveys and updating asset registers
    • Inspection and testing
    • Advising on improving access for cleaning and inspection
    • Detailed reporting
    • Emergency remedial work

    Our dedicated remedial team can also make recommendations on ways to modify ductwork and on the installation of access doors so that any fire dampers that have not previously been tested can be reached, and future inspections can be conducted more efficiently and cost-effectively.

    Find out more about our fire damper services

Risk areas

Regulatory framework

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

ACOP L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare

ACOP L8 – Legionnaires’ disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems

HSG 274 – Part 2 & 3 – The control of legionella bacteria

BS 8580 – Water quality – Risk assessments for Legionella control – Code of practice

BS 7592 – Sampling for Legionella bacteria in water systems – Code of practice

CIBSE Guide B2 – Ventilation and Ductwork

BESA V TR19® Guide to Good Practice – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems

BESA TR19® Grease – Specification for Fire Risk Management of Grease Accumulation within Kitchen Extraction Systems

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) (2005)

BS 9999 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

BESA VH001 – Fire damper maintenance

BESA DW 145_ Guide to Good Practice for the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers

BS 15780-2011 – Ventilation for buildings – ductwork – cleanliness of ventilation systems

Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities

Legionella and water safety risk assessment

Water hygiene monitoring control scheme

Remediation work identified from risk assessments

Conduct annual fire damper inspection & testing

Maintaining fire damper records and asset register

To inspect and maintain your ventilation systems

Assess the quality of your indoor air

Regular examination and testing of LEV systems

Where we can help

Who we can help

Nurseries and pre-schools

Multi-academy trusts

Primary and secondary schools

University and college facility managers

BESA Building Engineering Services Association logo
CHAS logo
Airmec works with NHS and private hospitals and is is a corproate member of IHEEM
Legionella Control Association logo
ROSPA logo
Membership: Airmec belongs Fire Protection Association
Construction Line
SAFE Contractor
Vent hygiene register logo

Airmec Essentila Services

Contact us

Contact us

Airmec Essential Services
Linden House
Almondsbury Business Centre
Bradley Stoke
BS32 4QH

Telephone: 01454 275050
Company Registration No: 04711853

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