Comfort Services Group is a proud sponsor of the BSRIA 6th edition BG 29/2020 Application Guide. The 1st edition of the guide was created in 1991, to provide guidelines regarding pre-commissioning cleaning. Pre-commissioning cleaning, includes the flushing of heating and cooling pipework systems, as well as using biocides and other appropriate measures where needed, to prevent damage to systems. This document is updated continuously as the importance of pre-commissioning is better understood.
We now know that serious operating issues can occur when systems are not pre-commissioned; presence of harmful bacteria in systems is becoming more common and there are always new British and European legal standards to abide by. At Comfort Services Group, we make sure our specialists are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills outlined in these guides, in order to best help our clients determine their pre-commissioning needs.
The key takeaways from the 6th edition that you should know are as follows...
COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets, which are expelled into the air when an infected person coughs, speaks, sneezes, or sings. If air is not diluted properly indoors, the virus has the potential to remain suspended in the air for up to 16 hours and can fall onto surfaces and survive for up to 72 hours.
In fact, almost all cases of COVID-19 have been traced back to indoor areas and many researchers believe this is due to poor ventilation in buildings. This is why it is so important to keep exposure of the virus to a minimum, by working with qualified engineers who will provide trusted solutions...
Temperature drops in winter can have a significant impact on the performance of your commercial water systems and, worse, could lead to split valves, disastrous leaks, and huge scale disruption.
Thankfully, a little bit of early planning is all you need to combat the big freeze. Read on to learn about simple water treatment methods and jobs you can use to keep your water systems and pipework protected this winter.
A BSRIA flush is a term often thrown about and requested, but rarely fully understood. In fact, when most people ask for a BSRIA flush, they get just a regular system flush - they just don’t know they’ve been short-changed.
It’s easy to see why everyone is so confused about what a BSRIA flush is. You have to obtain a guide from BSRIA BG29/2012 to get the full details.
When squeezed budgets mean difficult decisions, building maintenance and water hygiene often slips through the cracks. But what seem like a shrewd financial decision can become a costly mistake.
A recent article in Education Executive highlighted the importance of proactive facilities management. There’s a clear warning that a short-term saving can lead to substantially higher costs and damages.
Drowning in stacks of paper records, most businesses struggle to understand their legionella compliance. It’s a challenge to make even basic information up-to-date and conveniently accessible.
But, there’s no avoiding the need to keep records. Standards and codes of practice like ACoP L8 and HSG274 don’t just require you to put the necessary controls in place to stop the spread of legionella. You also need to demonstrate your compliance using detailed, accurate reporting.
Move away from paper-based techniques that make management harder. Here’s 6 ways to simplify Legionella Compliance.
With never-ending to-do lists and busy working hours, it’s easy for things to be overlooked in a school, university or other academic institution. However, failing to control your legionella risk could put students and pupils in danger - and expose your organisation to the severe consequences of non-compliance.
Do you understand your responsibilities? Do you know why the education sector is especially at risk? And are you confident you are taking the appropriate steps to keep pupils safe? If you answered no to any of these questions, read on for some practical guidance.