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



The Building and Engineering Services Association (Now BESA) launched the updated second edition of TR/19 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems.

The guidance now incorporates referances to the new British and European Standard BS EN 15780 Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, Introduced in 2011.

TR/19 Highlights current best practice for ensuring kitchen extract systems are maintaind to minimise the risk of fire associated with grease accumulation.

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

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General Ventilation Systems




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


BS EN 13053: Ventilation for Buildings – Air Handling Units



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


Kitchen Grease Extract Systems


BESA TR/19 – Guide to Good Practice, Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems Section 7 Specific Considerations for Kitchen Extract Systems


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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