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Local Government

Airmec Essential Services : Local Government

Compliance with health and safety regulations is critically important for local authorities.

As an independent air and water hygiene specialist Airmec is well placed to support local government organisations ensure workplaces, schools, leisure facilities and public buildings are safe and compliant.

Having worked within local government for some 20 years, Airmec can be your trusted partner for all of your ventilation system and water hygiene compliance needs.

All our technicians undertake Enhanced DBS checks and are familiar with the safeguarding and confidentiality needs of the local government sector.

Find out more about how we can help you below:

Local government compliance assured air and water services

  • All ventilation systems need to be regularly inspected and cleaned to ensure good air quality and to prevent the spread of fire. Poor air quality can be detrimental to staff and building occupant wellbeing, so a robust hygiene and maintenance programme of a building’s ventilation systems is essential.

    We can offer your estates and 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 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 occupant well-being from exposure to dust, fumes, or noise by undertaking an Occupational Hygiene Assessment.

    Find out more about our ventilation services

  • Local government buildings often have a high footfall of a large cross-section of the population. The possibility of the presence of people more vulnerable to waterborne infections makes water hygiene and safety a particularly high priority.

    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

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

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

Local authorities

Public building facilities teams

Care home operators

Schools and educational establishments

Facilities management 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
Construction Line
SAFE Contractor
Vent hygiene register logo

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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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