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NHS trust turns to Andrews Ventilation ahead of mortuary upgrades

Inadequate ventilation is broadly considered to be the largest health, safety and well-being burden for mortuaries or funeral homes. If the number of air changes is insufficient, building occupants are likely to be exposed to dangerous and infectious pathogens released by cadavers retained inside.

There is, therefore, never a good time for a mortuary to upgrade their air handling systems but when such a need arises, providing a replacement ventilation arrangement is essential.

Last week, our experts were contacted by a prominent district hospital in Hampshire after the aforementioned situation came to fruition. The customer was looking to replace several air handling units inside their morgue, which was to remain in use throughout the time work was to be carried out.

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Straightforward ventilation hire becomes dual-purpose healthcare solution

In early 2020, Andrews Sykes was contacted by a regional healthcare trust that was looking for some ventilation equipment on behalf of three of their hospitals. Our client was keen to prevent the development of oxygen-rich environments caused by the gas being administered as part of patient therapy.

Newly introduced guidance now recommends minimal oxygen use because the benefits are uncertain, with evidence suggesting there are several potential dangers. On top of this, oxygen enrichment also significantly increases the risk of fires or explosions due to a substantially more intense atmosphere.

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Short-term ventilation hire assists with flume maintenance works

Andrews ventilation Hire was recently drafted in by a local East Sussex leisure centre to ensure all hazardous fumes were removed from their indoor swimming pool while maintenance work was carried out on their flumes.

As part of this process, the customer was required to recoat the flumes with a special resin. This substance creates highly toxic fumes which need to be cleared from the building’s interior to prevent workers from inhaling potentially dangerous toxins. As a result, a temporary ventilation extraction arrangement was required immediately.

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Ventilation hire provides bespoke extraction solution for major construction company

A well-known construction company contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire to prevent hazardous fumes from marring the development of a new retail outlet. Before the facility could open to the public, though, a floor covering 30,000 square metres would have to be laid.

Our client’s problem arose from the fact that toxins present within the resin used would have resulted in harmful fumes being released into the working environment. Our specialists were tasked with providing a temporary ventilation solution for the affected area – removing air that had been contaminated by the dangerous chemicals used to create the resin flooring.

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Sussex-based biological treatment plant seek ventilation hire

A waste collection company in West Sussex recently contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire in search of emergency ventilation fans to improve working conditions for staff. Our client had a problem with potentially toxic fumes gathering on parts of the site, and this was being caused by the sheer volume of public waste being processed nearby.

The company in question took immediate action to reduce the risk of plant workers complaining about the conditions. If something wasn’t done quickly, it is likely that employees could have suffered headaches and other medical symptoms as a result of the odours produced.

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Andrews provide temporary ventilation equipment for luxury yacht refurbishment

A yacht refit can be a great way of giving an ageing boat a new lease of life and increase its value. So, when a client operating within this field began conducting a refit of a five-year-old super yacht, Andrews Ventilation Hire was called in to provide our expertise and specialist equipment.

As part of the major refurbishment the contractor was expected to remove everything from the yacht’s interior – leaving just the shell of the boat. In order to complete this process, various machinery was used that had the potential to leave dangerous fumes trapped in the interior.

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Andrews Ventilation Hire provides textile manufacturer with an extraction solution

One of the country’s leading manufacturers of PPE equipment recently contacted Andrews Ventilation Hire in search of an effective extraction solution to remove polluted air from their factory.

As part of the manufacturing process, our client uses various tools and machines to create and dye the fabric. During this procedure, a substantial volume of hazardous fumes are produced, making the working environment unsafe.

An Andrews Ventilation specialist was able to devise a practical solution having assessed the site, where it was decided that a FV900 S2 ventilation fan would be the best way forward. The short-term fan hire was perfect for extracting harmful fumes from the building – ensuring those working on site were protected at all times.

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Andrews provide ventilation hire for road improvement works

When a major construction company had been contracted to resurface one of London’s busiest roads, Andrews Ventilation Hire were required to ensure all appropriate safety measures were taken.

As part of the project, a range of industrial vehicles and substances were used which left the enclosed space polluted with highly toxic fumes. Our specialists were tasked with providing temporary ventilation for the affected area – removing air that had been contaminated by heavy-duty equipment used on site.

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Andrews Ventilation Hire assist with ‘mega shed’ construction project

One of the country’s most prestigious universities was in the process of building a new ‘mega shed’ which was due to be used as a large library facility. Once completed, the university say the site will hold the equivalent of 18 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of books – underlining the application’s size!

As part of the construction process, various industrial equipment was utilised for concrete slab pouring which could have left an enclosed space polluted with carbon monoxide. This would have had serious health implications for those working on site if the issue was not addressed quickly, but our engineers were on hand quickly to ensure this problem was averted.

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Summer heat necessitates fan hire for gym

Exercising in a gymnasium can be hard work at the best of times, particularly in facilities that are not blessed with efficient cooling systems. Compound this with a lack of air conditioning and a sharp upturn in seasonal temperatures, and there’s every chance that those engaging in physical activity feel even less comfortable both during and after their workout.  A Cumbrian high school recently reported that their indoor basketball courts and exercise areas were becoming unbearably hot for both staff and pupils. The school were extremely keen to ensure PE lessons continued per curriculum requirements, and recognised the importance of sourcing some cooling hire equipment.

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