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In 1998 Compliance Pinciple Consultant Paul Downing was responsible for the development and publication of HVCA TR/17 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, recognised as the ventilation hygiene industry benchmark and further amendments in 2002.

VH Group Branch Chairman Richard Norman with Gareth Keller, Head of Specialist Group Services and Paul Downing,Secretary VH Group Branch





Further upgrades to TR19 were published in 2002, 2005 and 2013 and rebranded by the  BESA. (See picture)











The latest edition of TR/19 was launched in 2020 and re-branded as a specification BESA TR/19 Grease – Fire Risk Management of Grease Accumulation within Kitchen Extract Systems.

The Ventilation Hygiene Branch is currently in the process of amending the TR/19 guidance for general air handling and ventilation systems that will also be rebranded as a Specification on its expected release in 2020/21.


TR/19 is suitable for new build, upgrade and maintenance of ventilation systems.

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BS EN 15780: Ventilation for Buildings - Ductwork – Cleanliness of Ventilation





BESA TR/19 Second Edition – Guide to Good Practice - InternalCleanliness of Ventilation Systems









BS 9999: 2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design and use of buildings - Routine inspection and maintenance of ventilation and air conditioning ductwork


CIBSE TM26: Hygienic Maintenance of Office Ventilation Ductwork


HSE HS (G) 132 – How to deal with Sick Building Syndrome

Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 03-01: Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare Premises (Part B Operational management and performance verification)


HSE HS (G) 202 – General Ventilation in the Workplace


BESA  DW 144 – Specification for Sheet Metal Ductwork


BESA  DW 145 – Guide to Good Practice, For the installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers


BESA Technical Bulletin TB 001 - Fire and Smoke Damper Maintenence


BS EN 13053: Ventilation for Buildings – Air Handling Units


Kitchen Grease Extract Systems


BESA TR/19 Grease: 


RC 44 Recommendations’ for Fire Risk Assessment of Catering Extract Ventilation


BESA  DW 172 - Specification, For the Design, Installation and Operation of Kitchen Ventilation Systems


HSE HS (G) 55 Health and Safety in Kitchens and Food Preparation Areas


Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)


HSE HS (G) 258 Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work, A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)


HSE - LEV Systems Frequently Asked Questions 


                    WATER SOLUTIONS - STANDARDS


Water Storage and Pipework Distribution Systems


HSE – Legionnaires’ disease – A Guide for Employers


HSE – Legionnaires’ disease – Residential Accommodation – Essential Information for providers


Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 05-01: The Control of Legionella Hygiene for Healthcare Premises (Part a Design, installation and testing)




HSG 274  (Part 2) - The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot and Cold Water systems





HSG 220 (Second Edition) Health and Safety in Care Homes


BS: 8580 Risk Assessment Guidance


BSRIA Guidance Legionaires Disease Risk assessment












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Dirty Ventilation Ductwork Linked to MRSA Infections in Healthcare Facilities

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Preventing Fires in Kitchen Ductwork - Identifying a System "At Risk"

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