How well trained is your ductwork cleaner?

Cleaning ductwork is a job that requires special training and handling skills. Ductwork needs to be cleaned to very high standards no matter what the building purpose is, and the standards are even higher for healthcare buildings like hospitals or hospices. At Ductbusters, we understand that hygiene, health, and safety must take top priority when cleaning ductwork, and that’s why all our engineers are trained to high standards within the industry and are properly accredited to ensure these standards are maintained.

At Ductbusters we have the most up to date accreditation for cleaning ductwork and fire damper drop testing and fitting. Our staff understand and follow these accreditations and rules, having been trained on-site at our premises and at specialist training centres across the UK. Currently, we have the following accreditations and work to the following standards:

  • Accredited members of the BESA
  • Work to the specifications TR19, HTM 03-1, HTM 2025, TM 26:2000 which benchmark a cleaning standard for a wide variety of premises. These include verification criteria which helps clients check that the work has been properly conducted.
  • Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association TR19 or Health Technical Memorandum HTM 03-1 for cleaning ductwork in healthcare buildings. We also use HBN 00-09 for infection control in the built environment to ensure healthcare environments have an additional level of health and safety.
  • PASMA and IPAF certification for the erection of towers systems and the operation of mobile access platforms such as boom hoists and scissor lifts for working at height in factories or other buildings.
  • Asbestos Awareness, Confined Spaces, First Aid certification compliment the Ductbusters Fire Damper Training sets.
  • Ductbusters are proud to have the largest contingent of fully Certified BESA Green Book Trained operatives in the UK.
  • All Supervisors have the SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) Certification.
  • High Volume Catering is cleaned to HVCA TR19 standard. A ‘Certificate of Cleanliness’ is also issued which is accepted by all major insurers as evidence of proper ductwork cleaning being carried out.
  • DW/172 Kitchen Vent Systems is the standard for the design, manufacture, installation for all kitchen ventilation equipment and covers the maintenance and cleaning (together with TR19) for all catering establishments, to reduce fire risks and hazards from grease build up in kitchen ductwork.
  • DW144 Installation access doors and ductwork modifications. This ensures that there is appropriate access for fire safety and cleanliness reasons.
  • DW145 Installation of fire and smoke dampers. All our engineers are fully trained at our HQ using our own fire damper training set up to ensure the best standards are met.
  • BSEN15780:2011 Ventilation for buildings
  • BESA Internal cleanliness of ventilation systems.
  • Accredited members of Constructionline
  • Accredited members of SafeContractor
  • Accredited members of CHAS

Ductbusters are also proud that we offer Continuous Professional Development training for our clients and their engineers. CPD allows them the opportunity to advance their skills in several areas, whether they are looking to become more specialised or broaden their skill set to incorporate new methods and standards of working. We support your engineers in their CPD no matter what it is they’re looking to learn.

At Ductbusters the most important thing for us is ensuring that we are performing to the highest standards of industry and striving to maintain these always. Our range of accreditations and knowledge of the various ductwork cleaning and fire safety regulations means that we are prepared to take on any job and complete it to an excellent standard.

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