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Life Sciences

Airmec Essential Services : Life Sciences

Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life sciences organisations require high standards to control the building’s environment and comply with their industry’s stringent regulations.

Airmec has worked with many life science businesses including pharmaceutical manufacturers, biomedical companies and research and development groups and we have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of this sector.

Our ventilation system and water hygiene essential services help facilities management teams ensure the quality of the air and water within your buildings is suitably clean and free from contamination.

Our customer focused and compliance driven approach allows us to offer a tailored service to outline a schedule of work needed to comply with your industry regulations.

Please follow the links below to find out more about the services we offer to support the growing and varied life sciences sector.

UK growing life sciences industry needs ultra clean air

  • Poor air quality can affect production and manufacturing processes as well as being detrimental to staff wellbeing. Poorly maintained ventilation systems can also pose a significant fire safety risk.

    Our ventilation services are designed to keep your business operating safely and effectively. From an initial air hygiene survey and risk assessment of the ventilation systems we can assess what planned maintenance or remedial work is needed to ensure a building’s indoor air environment is clean and compliant with health and safety regulations.

    In addition to general ventilation system services, we have experienced and qualified LEV examiners able to undertake the examination and testing of your local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems. 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
    • AHU maintenance
    • Ventilation and process air duct cleaning
    • Kitchen extract monitoring and cleaning
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) examination and testing

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

    Find out more about our ventilation services.

  • The goal of our water hygiene and treatment services is to provide a safe and clean water supply for your staff and production needs.

    Services we offer include:

    • Legionella risk assessments
    • Water hygiene monitoring services
    • Water 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

Assess the quality of your indoor air

To inspect and maintain your ventilation systems

Regular examination and testing of LEV systems

Conduct annual fire damper inspection & testing

Legionella and water safety risk assessment

Water hygiene monitoring control scheme

Remediation work identified from risk assessments

Maintaining fire damper records and asset register

Where we can help

Who we can help

Life sciences companies

Healthcare companies

Medicine manufacturers

Pharmaceutical manufacturers

Biotechnical research companies

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
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SAFE Contractor
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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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