The importance of fan coil unit maintenance together with regular ductwork cleaning cannot be stressed too highly when you consider that a failure to keep coils clean or simply replace air filters can increase operating costs by as much as 25%. That’s before you start to take in to account any reductions in heating or cooling performance, the inconvenience of increased breakdowns, higher reactive maintenance costs, and the impact on indoor air quality and the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
Managing formaldehyde’s impact on indoor air quality is important in both the workplace and at home. Research has shown that exposure to a number of volatile organic compounds including acetone, toluene and formaldehyde can affect the health and well-being of building occupants to varying degrees depending on several factors. This guide looks specifically at the use of formaldehyde within the built environment, common health concerns, and exposure levels both at work and in the home. It goes on to consider what practical steps can be taken to reduce its impact and the benefits of indoor air quality testing.
Developing a good indoor air quality plan that follows the BREEAM environmental assessment and rating system can help businesses manage their construction and refurbishment planning processes to ensure they create better, healthier workspaces for their staff and others through the careful selection and use of suitable building materials, appropriate heating and ventilation, and other equipment.
In this practical guide the indoor air quality specialists at WTS look at techniques for identifying and investigating sick building syndrome or SBS in offices and other workplace environments. The guide looks at what SBS is and what symptoms to look out for, key factors known to be associated with the syndrome, techniques for investigating SBS, and what steps can be taken to prevent it in the future.
In this expert guide the indoor air quality specialists at WTS consider the use of LEV airflow indicators and how they can be used to manage ventilation performance, maintain air quality and improve environmental safety. The guide looks at why airflow monitoring is important and how best to achieve it, Local Exhaust Ventilation testing and what to do if things go wrong.
This technical guidance examines the top 10 causes of industrial plant and equipment failure. It looks at issues such as corrosion, external loading, physical impact, pressure, temperature, vibration, the effects of poor maintenance and defective equipment, human error and other issues and how they impact the safety and performance of plant and equipment used in industrial and process environments. Read more
In this expert guide the air quality specialists at WTS examine the effects of microbiological contamination on indoor air quality and look at the main culprits and what can be done to manage the risks to ensure clean, safe indoor environments can be maintained.
The Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 – “Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems” provides guidelines for those with responsibility for the control of legionella in water systems. This includes dutyholders, employers, those in control of premises including landlords and those with health and safety responsibilities for others. If that describes you, or if you are involved with the control of legionella at your place of work then get up to speed by downloading your complimentary copy of the HSE’s ACOP L8 now – simply use the download button below.