Legislation and Guidance
The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations L24 (2013)
“Mechanical ventilation systems (including air conditioning systems) should be regularly and adequately cleaned. They should also be properly tested and maintained to ensure that they are kept clean and free from anything which may contaminate the air.”.
BS9999:2017 – code of practice for Fire Safety in the design, management & Use of Buildings
“All fire dampers are to be inspected and performance tested annually by competent persons and any defects are to be logged, necessary action taken and certificates of testing are to be obtained.”
BS EN 15138:2007 – Petroleum and natural gas industries Offshore production installations – Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.
BS EN 15780:2011 – Ventilation for buildings – Ductwork – Cleanliness of ventilation
BESA TR/19 Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly known as the Heating & Ventilation Contractors’ Association) – Guide to Good Practice – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, 2013 Edition
HSG 132 Sick Building Syndrome: Guidance for employers, building owners and building managers.
HSG 202 Ventilation Hygiene: General Ventilation in the Workplace Guidance for Employers. It restates the legal requirements to provide information on testing for likely contaminants in ductwork and on cleaning.
TR Integrity Testing (PFEER) SI 1995 / 743: TR Building pressurisation, leakage evaluation & report.
F-GAS Regulations (EU 517/2014): Leak testing, identification, labelling & documentation.
LEV (local Exhaust Ventilation) Testing – HSG 258: Thorough examination, testing & report.
ACOP L8 (Control of legionella bacteria): Assessment, testing & report.
TM 44 Air Conditioning Energy Efficiency
ERP 2018 Regulations: Eco design of energy-consuming products.