SPECIALIST HYGIENE & SAFETY SERVICES

Deep cleaning of grease extract systems
  Total elimination of fire hazard condition...
Indepth Hygiene
     Services Limited

Indepth Hygiene Services has been providing specialist hygiene & safety
services to...
Deep cleaning of grease
                                extract ventilation systems

                       Accumulations ...
Example of blocked vents,
 discovered during a survey




of British Insurers, are now including               assessment ...
Air quality monitoring
     service

The air quality within a building is           Air quality survey report
influenced b...
Deep cleaning of air
      conditioning systems

It is well known that the lack of
maintenance and cleaning of air
conditi...
Deep cleaning of catering and
         food production facilities

The increase in Food Hygiene and
Safety Regulations in ...
Selective deep
      cleaning

In some cases, for example, where                 Evidence of compliance
staff are able to ...
Deep cleaning and disinfection
       of water systems

                                                  The key installa...
Clients who have retained
Indepth Hygiene Services
Accenture                         Investcorp International
Alliance & L...
SPECIALIST HYGIENE & SAFETY MAINTENANCE

  Indepth House, Wellesley Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5BW
            Tel 020 8661 ...
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Indepth Hygiene Services has been providing specialist hygiene & safety services to commerce and industry for more than 20 years and is now
the UK’s leading independent company in this field. We assist major organisations and companies in the public and private sectors to fulfil their obligations to exercise ‘due diligence’ and a ‘duty of care’ as required by hygiene & safety legislation.

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Indepth hygiene company brochure

  1. 1. SPECIALIST HYGIENE & SAFETY SERVICES Deep cleaning of grease extract systems   Total elimination of fire hazard conditions   Work carried out in accordance with HVCA Specification TR19 (previously TR17)   Provision and installation of access doors to ensure total system cleaning   Fire Safety cleanliness certification on completion of service Deep cleaning of air systems   Total elimination of health hazard conditions   Work carried out in accordance with HVCA Specification TR19 and NADCA recommendations   Provision and installation of access doors to ensure total system cleaning   Air quality sampling and monitoring surveys pre and post clean Deep cleaning of catering and food production facilities   Work carried out in accordance with Government Specifications M&E 142 and 038   Hygiene & safety audits provided post clean to confirm ‘due diligence’ requirements have been met   Optional cleaning of specified installations and equipment to complement daily cleaning routines Deep cleaning and disinfection of water systems   Service carried out to meet requirements of health and safety legislation ACOP L8   Inspection and testing service of supply and installations   Remedial refurbishment service for water storage tanks   Disinfection of cooling towers and humidifiers
  2. 2. Indepth Hygiene Services Limited Indepth Hygiene Services has been providing specialist hygiene & safety services to commerce and industry for more than 20 years and is now the UK’s leading independent company in this field. We assist major organisations and companies in the public and private sectors to fulfil their obligations to exercise ‘due diligence’ and a ‘duty of care’ as required by hygiene & safety legislation. Our workforce is experienced and fully trained to provide our services in accordance with government approved specifications and best health & safety practice; reinforced by fully detailed work method statements and risk assessments. We are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001/2000, SAFEcontractor, a member of the Heating & Ventilating Contractors’ Association, the British Institute of Facilities Management and the Fire Protection Association. With health & safety legislation under constant review and the Fire Safety Order placing greater responsibility in the form of self-assessment on the shoulders of building owners and managers, our specialist services for the maintenance of health and safety in the workplace, as described in this brochure, are in increasing demand. Apart from our primary responsibility to deliver professional, fully effective services, we are aware of the need to assist companies and organisations to contain costs and keep maintenance budgets under control. To this end we undertake to hold all our contractual prices unchanged for a minimum period of three years. If you are not already one of our many clients, I hope you will find here information about services which will be of interest to you in your management of buildings and facilities. If you already retain one of our specialist services, I hope you will find others of direct relevance to your responsibilities. Whichever is the case, I would be glad to hear how my company may be of assistance to you and for myself, or one of my colleagues, to discuss your particular requirements with you. Richard Norman Managing Director 1
  3. 3. Deep cleaning of grease extract ventilation systems Accumulations of grease-laden Legal requirements deposits in extract ventilation systems, often linked to catering The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order brings major changes to fire facilities, present a significant fire safety regulations. Fire Authorities will hazard. It is not unusual for no longer be responsible for issuing fire grease extract ducts to run certificates. Companies, as well as through a building to reach a roof individuals, will be made responsible for level exhaust, thereby putting the their own compliance with the legislation. Every organisation will be required to whole building structure and its nominate a 'responsible person' or occupants at risk in the event of 'persons', e.g. the employer, the owner or fire. any other person who exercises control over all, or a part of, the premises. The Although filters in canopies help responsible person will have to assess the risks of fire in a Fire Risk Assessment trap some grease, grease-laden air and take steps to reduce or remove will pass through allowing grease them. Should the 'responsible person' deposits to settle on the internal fail to carry out these duties they will be surfaces of ductwork. Apart from held personally liable for injury or death the fire risk, the accumulation of to building occupants in the event of fire. The Fire Authorities will retain powers for grease in extract systems reduces compliance and enforcement. ventilation efficiency by restricting the amount of air extracted, These responsibilities will equally apply to resulting in over-heating, excessive a contractor who is in charge of part of the humidity and possible failure to premises in order to provide a service e.g. a contract caterer. They will need to ensure remove noxious fumes in the a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out for catering facilities, particularly if gas the catering facility and this assessment ranges are used. At the same must include the kitchen's grease extract time, a restricted grease extract ventilation system where grease from the will also allow steam and cooking cooking operation accumulates in the ducting. This is a potential fire risk area smells to permeate other parts of and the catering contractor has a the building. responsibility to ensure action is taken to eliminate the risk. Cleaning away grease from an ...clean and safe surfaces Insurance extract ventilation system... requirements As a result of the escalating costs of compensation for losses arising from major fires and recent court case judgements, Insurers, particularly those who are members of the Association 2
  4. 4. Example of blocked vents, discovered during a survey of British Insurers, are now including assessment of the system, this report clauses in their policies requiring will provide you with invaluable specific action to be taken to reduce information with which to prepare one. fire risks in grease extract systems. It will also describe what remedial action needs to be taken to eliminate any Those who fail to comply with the new identified risks. Fire Safety Order will find their property insurance either impossible to obtain, Eliminating the risk difficult to renew or invalid in the case of fire. Eliminating the fire risks can only be Risk assessment = achieved by professional deep cleaning, probability x consequence beyond the capabilities of general cleaners. Our fully trained and equipped workforce If a building has a grease extract will restore safety to all types of extract ventilation system then it is most likely systems in accordance with the HVCA to have a probability level of risk - it has Good Practice Standard Specification probably not been cleaned since its TR19. Where access to the ductwork is installation or, if it has, it is likely to have not already in place we will install access been inadequately or only partially panels as part of the service to allow cleaned and not fully cleaned since. The consequence of a fire occurring in the grease extract system can be substantial - not only to property but to the lives of the occupants. Fires at Heathrow, South Mimms Service Station, the Witney Town Centre and several hotels bear witness to the high cost of damage caused by fires in grease extract systems. Dangers from building changes The fire at Witney Town Centre was a classic example. A simple non-grease catering unit had been changed to one cooking high fat content food. The result: grease deposits thorough cleaning throughout the system. built up on the internal surfaces of a usually Where vertical risers form part of the fairly clean extract which the centre system our trained operatives are qualified operators had almost forgotten existed, to clean the internal surfaces thoroughly, a flash fire occurred igniting the grease yet safely using approved rope access deposits leading to almost total destruction equipment and techniques. of the shopping centre. Evidence of compliance Assessing the risk On completion of the deep cleaning service As a first step, we will carry out a we provide a Fire Safety Cleanliness detailed survey of your grease extract Certificate. This certificate can be shown system and provide a photographic and to Insurers as evidence that you have taken written report quite free of charge. If appropriate action to eliminate risks to your you have not already carried out a risk building and its occupants. All contractual prices guaranteed not to be increased for minimum of three years 3
  5. 5. Air quality monitoring service The air quality within a building is Air quality survey report influenced by many factors; particles of dust and fibres, gases Our survey report will provide an assessment of air quality at various that are generated within the points within a building and within the building and contaminants and air distribution ductwork itself. Its pollutants brought in from essential elements are to report on: outdoors.   AHU functioning efficiency   filtration effectiveness in the AHU Dangers to health   air and surface contamination   internal air duct surface deposit Many pollutants can be of a toxic nature, levels and characteristics. harmful to human health through their potential to cause infection or allergic reactions. The combination of often-found moisture, or free water, on the bottom of ventilation ducting and/or humidity together with dust provides nutrients for microbial growth. Some illnesses caused by hazardous substances may not appear for some years after initial exposure. It is, therefore, vital to carry out air quality monitoring to identify any present or potential dangers to building occupants. Measurements of relative humidity and temperature, carbon dioxide and monoxide levels and airborne bacteria are standard to all our testing. Findings are authenticated by independent UKAS accredited laboratory analyses and accompanied by recommendations for remedial action. The data will enable comparison with HSE Occupational Exposure Limits and provide building management with invaluable information for the completion of COSHH Assessments as required under Health & Safety legislation. Our air quality monitoring service can be provided as a stand-alone service or as a pre-cursor to deep cleaning of the air conditioning systems to eliminate identified hazards. 4
  6. 6. Deep cleaning of air conditioning systems It is well known that the lack of maintenance and cleaning of air conditioning systems is a major cause of staff sickness and the spread of common infections in the workplace. Sick building syndrome was coined to cover a multitude of air-borne risks to health. The legal requirements The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations require building owners and managers to ensure enclosed workplaces are ventilated with fresh or purified air. From 1st January 1996 an EC directive now incorporated in these regulations require the ventilation systems to be regularly and properly cleaned and tested. Failure to exercise this ‘duty of care’ could result in prosecution of building owners and managers. Meeting legal requirements Cleaning prior to Our air conditioning deep cleaning service commissioning new or has been designed to assist management re-furbished systems meet their legal obligation to exercise a ‘duty of care’. As a first step, we will carry To ensure there are no contaminants out a survey of your system and provide a in ductwork systems prior to detailed photographic and written report. commissioning, we will carry out a This will be tantamount to providing an thorough deep clean of new or MOT on the state of your system and will refurbished installations to meet identify the presence of any hazards to building regulations, and in health and safety. accordance with procedures laid down by BSRIA AG3/89.3 and HVCA Where hazards are shown to exist, our DW/TM2. In highly sensitive areas, deep cleaning service will be carried out in such as computer rooms, intensive close consultation with you to ensure the care units and operating theatres, minimum disruption to work operations and this pre-commissioning service is staff. mandatory. Just ask us to survey and provide quotations at the planning stage. All contractual prices guaranteed not to be increased for minimum of three years 5
  7. 7. Deep cleaning of catering and food production facilities The increase in Food Hygiene and Safety Regulations in recent years has reinforced the need for management to ensure thorough cleaning programmes are in place to maintain the highest standards of food hygiene & safety in catering and food production facilities. Meeting ‘due diligence’ requirements The Food Hygiene Regulations and the Food Safety Act cover all premises where food is prepared or sold. For a hygiene and safety regime to comply fully with the ‘due diligence’ provisions, periodic deep cleaning should be in place for those installations and equipment which are not fully cleaned as part of the daily cleaning routines. The specification for our hygiene Identifying risks & safety deep cleaning services for catering and food production facilities is based on As a first step to ensuring that your Government Specifications 038 and catering or food production facilities M&E142. comply with all relevant legislation we will provide you with a fully detailed survey report on the hygiene and safety status of all installations and equipment with accompanying costings for providing our specialist hygiene & safety deep cleaning service tailored to your requirements. This report is quite free of charge and provided without obligation for you to proceed. Before... ...and after deep cleaning programme 6
  8. 8. Selective deep cleaning In some cases, for example, where Evidence of compliance staff are able to maintain with legislation satisfactory standards of hygiene for major items of equipment, it is On completion of our deep cleaning service we provide a Work Quality the difficult and concealed areas Certificate, which is your guarantee that which require professional deep work has been carried out to the highest cleaning services. We will identify standards and can be used as evidence with you precisely the areas which for Health and Safety Inspectors and require deep cleaning to Environmental Health Officers that you have met your legal obligations to complement your own cleaning exercise ‘due diligence’. programmes so that together we achieve an overall standard of hygiene and cleanliness that will Maintenance of required ensure approval by EHO standard inspections of the total facility. In consultation with you we will put in place a regular programme of hygiene and safety High level cleaning - often it is the wall maintenance tailored to the usage pattern surfaces above 6 feet, which cannot be of your facilities. cleaned by staff. Similarly the ceilings, light fittings and roof structural supports are Usually this would mean three or six often out of reach for staff. Our deep monthly services to ensure standards of cleaning will ensure all unhygienic and fire hygiene and safety are maintained at all hazardous deposits are removed from times. And, remember, our contractual these difficult surfaces. prices are guaranteed not to be increased for a minimum period of three years. Floors - there are many different floor surfaces in use in catering, food production facilities and dining areas. Daily cleaning by staff is often insufficient to maintain the required standards of hygiene and safety. By using specialised equipment and chemicals, our operatives will ensure your floor surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and free of all contaminants. Canopies & Filters - often these are difficult for staff to access for cleaning. Our specialist service will ensure removal of all potentially fire hazard deposits from internal surfaces of canopies, filters and drip trays. Where filters are worn or ineffective we can provide a filter replacement service. All contractual prices guaranteed not to be increased for minimum of three years 7
  9. 9. Deep cleaning and disinfection of water systems The key installations for water supply are the cold water storage tanks. Frequently, however, they are rarely inspected and often poorly maintained. Corrosion, rust and other harmful deposits are allowed to build up to become a potential source of contamination of the water supply. Indepth Hygiene provide a range of services to re-assure building owners and occupiers that their water supply is free of possible contamination and any risk to health. We will totally refurbish water tanks including applying new linings, coatings and insulation to comply with current bye laws. Cooling towers and humidifiers will be totally disinfected using fully approved The current recommendations specialist chemicals. under Health & Safety Legislation ACOP L8 refer specifically to the We will provide regular inspection and control of legionellosis. It monitoring surveys to check that the water recommends regular inspection, supply is safe and potable. For newly cleaning and disinfection of these installed commercial and industrial water installations: systems we will provide a specialist pre-   Hot Water Calorifiers commission cleaning service.   Cold Water Tanks All disinfection processes and chemicals   Water Softeners are fully approved, supported by detailed   Cooling Towers & Condensers risk assessment and method statements. On completion of our service we provide a   Shower & Bathroom Facilities water quality certificate.   Humidification Plant   Vehicle Washing Facilities 8 All contractual prices guaranteed not to be increased for minimum of three years
  10. 10. Clients who have retained Indepth Hygiene Services Accenture Investcorp International Alliance & Leicester Johnson & Johnson Allied Dunbar Kensington Palace AON Risk Services KMPG Associated Newspapers Legal & General Association of British Insurers London Underground B&Q L'Oreal Bank of England MAN Group Bank of Scotland Merck, Sharp & Dohme Bass Mercury One 2 One BMW Metropolitan Police BNP Paribas Microsoft BP International Ministry of Defence British Council National Grid British Library Natural History Museum British Red Cross National Westminster Bank Britvic Newmarket Racecourse BUPA Norwich Crown Court Clifford Chance Norwich Union Coca Cola Penguin Books Cornhill Insurance Pilkington Glass Credit Agricole Priory Hospitals Credit Lyonnaise Proctor & Gamble DEFRA Prudential Deloitte & Touche Public Records Office Desoutter Royal Military College Deutsche Bank Rolls Royce DHL Rothschild Direct Line Royal Albert Hall Dixons Royal Bank of Scotland DTZ RIBA Earls Court & Royal Ocean Racing Club Olympia Conference Centres Saatchi & Saatchi Epsom Racecourse Securicor Omega Express Eurest Shakespeare Globe Exel Logistics Shell International Fidelity Investment Services Sony First Choice Holidays Standard Chartered Bank Freshfields Sun Micro Systems Fujitsu Tate Modern GlaxoSmithKline Telewest Europe Goldman Sachs Tesco Goldsmith College Texaco Halifax Equitable The Environment Agency Hampton Court Palace The Salvation Army Heinz 3i Hermes Pension Management University of Buckingham Hitachi Europe University of Southampton HMP Brixton University of Westminster HMP Highdown Victoria & Albert Museum HMS Nelson Virgin Atlantic Home Office Wallace Collection Imperial College WH Smith Imperial War Museum WWAV Rapp Collins Group Institute of Child Health Youth Hostel Association Invensys Young & Rubicam
  11. 11. SPECIALIST HYGIENE & SAFETY MAINTENANCE Indepth House, Wellesley Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5BW Tel 020 8661 7888 Fax 020 8661 7506 Email: admin@indepthhygiene.co.uk www.indepthhygiene.co.uk

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