With the increasing awareness about Hospital Acquired Infections such as MRSA and C Dif you may well be considering how a cleaning regime with regard to your ventilation systems can assist in the reduction of an outbreak. Bacteria are particulate in nature and therefore can be spread in an airborne fashion with the ventilation system being a major factor in exposing an increased number of people to the risk of contamination. Please see the attached report from Mr. Ghasson Shabba published in the Health Estate Journal.
All types of Healthcare premises are designed with energy efficiency in mind and therefore have numerous ventilation systems to maintain a level of air quality for patients and staff. Even with regular filter changes ductwork systems will become progressively contaminated with dust and bacteria and require periodic cleaning the reduce the risk of spreading bacteria around the hospital.
Ductbusters have extensive experience of working within all hospital areas from operating theatres to public areas. Sometimes it is necessary to work in areas such as wards whilst they are occupied. With careful planning and consultation this can be achieved.
All ductwork cleaning undertaken within a Healthcare environment will be to either the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association TR19 or Health Technical Memorandum HTM 03-1 ensuring that particulate and bacterial levels are kept below the stated thresholds.
Upon completion verification tests can be undertaken to prove that the systems are clean and comply with the above standards prior to the issuing of a Certificate Of Cleanliness. An infection outbreak in any healthcare area can be extremely disruptive and costly. Regular ductwork cleaning programme can be a major ally in you constant battle against bacteria.
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