How Clean Is Your Tourist Attraction? The Silent Hazard You Need to Be Aware Of.

With summer approaching, it won’t be long before families, tourists and those simply making the most of the weekend will descend upon busy UK cities and towns to enjoy the better weather. For larger places particularly, tourists can enjoy and take advantage of the many free museums, art galleries and cultural centres – an undisputable lure that brings the people and the pounds in.

The increased business is undoubtedly positive, but with increased custom comes even more stringent responsibility. It’s important that owners and managers of these busy premises take extra care during the busy holiday period for a number of reasons including fire safety and air hygiene.

The quality of the air must be frequently monitored in busy indoor spaces to guarantee the safety of both staff and visitors alike. Indoor pollution is more prominent than you might imagine and can pose a very real health risk if ignored.

Alongside more obvious airborne contaminants such as mould, other indoor pollutants such as pollen, cleaning products and even the CO2 we produce whilst breathing can add to an uncomfortable atmosphere and encourage visitors to leave, running the risk of a bruised reputation and dip in sales.

More than comfort, businesses have a duty of care to their staff and visitors – numerous airborne pollutants can not only cause immediate distress but could potentially cause long-term health effects such as the development of asthma or even cancer. Clean air is proven to accompany better health and significantly reduce the risk of employee sickness, whilst promoting a happier working environment!

Thankfully, the quality of indoor air can be controlled with the appropriate ventilation – clean, obstruction free ductwork leading to an equally clear extraction unit outside the building. These units can be quick to accumulate grease, grime or dust if the building is particularly busy in production or trade, so it’s important that cleanliness is maintained throughout the year.

The professional upkeep of any ventilation system in a workplace environment is paramount for business insurance also – regulations such as The Workplace Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 states that, ‘Effective and suitable provision shall be made to ensure that every enclosed workplace is ventilated by a sufficient quantity of fresh or purified air.’ These regulations set the bar for business compliance, and insurers will often ask for a ‘Certificate of Cleanliness’ to establish that these standards are being upheld before issuing any insurance documents.

 

Plants are excellent in breaking down chemicals and cleaning the air – they certainly won’t solve the issue entirely, but will increase the sanitation of the environment whilst enhancing the premises visually!

If you’d like more information about our ductwork cleaning services, don’t hesitate to get in contact today. We’re able to carry out a free* condition check and site survey to give you an accurate quotation of the work involved.

Contact us via https://ductbusters.co.uk/contact-us/ or by telephoning 0800 085 0403.

*Please note free site survey is for the first 20 fire dampers only.

 

Sources

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/3004/regulation/6/made?view=plain

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/3004/contents/made

https://www.envirotec.co.uk/blog/importance-of-clean-air-education/ https://medlineplus.gov/indoorairpollution.html

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0221/4446/files/FL29_Your_home_and_your_lungs_v4.2.pdf?15561006959623952900&_ga=2.135045619.30256389.1525080005-1767156618.1525080005


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