Ventilation hire

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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Five reasons why good ventilation should be here to stay

Ventilation, as a broad term, refers to the process by which clean, outdoor air is introduced into an area while stale or polluted air is often simultaneously removed.

But why is ventilation important?

1) Health benefits – a poorly ventilated indoor space can exacerbate pre-existing health conditions including asthma, allergies, rashes and sinusitis. An effective ventilation system will filter out larger particle pollens, alleviating the symptoms of hay fever.

2) To remove condensation – most noticeable in winter but a problem throughout the year, condensation is a common form of dampness and can lead to mould growth and long-term damage in the absence of sufficient ventilation.

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A guide to ventilation in the hospitality sector

Although the advantages of suitable ventilation within the hospitality industry have been widely discussed since the outbreak of COVID-19, the truth is that the pandemic has merely served to highlight the fact that many businesses have overlooked its importance in everyday circumstances. In fact, it has been suggested by facilities management experts that restaurants and pubs have more complicated and extensive ventilation requirements than those seen in many other sectors.

Maintaining proper ventilation is essential for a variety of reasons, whether that be to ensure the safe preparation and storage of food and beverages or simply preserving the morale and good health of your staff and patrons. And while ventilation is commonly considered to be less of a priority than having heating or air conditioning, the number of side effects associated with a poorly ventilated premises mean this notion should be dismissed out of hand.

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New ventilation fan added to expansive hire range

The last few months have seen a heightened focus on the importance of air changes which has undoubtedly been driven by the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, it is becoming far less common for businesses to overlook air quality and the role ventilation can play in making commercial environments safer for staff and customers alike.

At Andrews Ventilation, we understand that providing large volumes of clean, fresh air will improve air quality within virtually any indoor application and have devised our range of fans with this purpose in mind.

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Modern air cleaner delivers energy efficient indoor air filtration

As a company that prides itself on seamlessly adapting to market trends, we have become well-known for introducing products that satisfy requirements borne out of constantly changing industry regulations.

In recent weeks, Government advisors have rolled out new ventilation guidelines relating to many businesses as part of a strategy for reducing contamination risks.

Restaurants, gymnasiums, theatres, healthcare facilities and offices have all been the subject of intense scrutiny, with tighter parameters currently in place across most sectors.

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Premier UK gym hires air cleaning and ventilation system

With the World Health Organisation recently reinforcing its stance on the potential for viruses to be transmitted between people inside crowded indoor spaces, there has been a noticeable increase in demand for ventilation hire solutions from gyms. Latest guidance advocates an increase in air extraction but also ensuring that such applications reap the benefits of as many air changes as possible – with six per hour the recommended minimum.

Following this well-publicised advice, Andrews has received a number of enquiries for temporary air cleaning and ventilation units – including from one of the UK’s most popular sport and leisure providers.

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Keeping gymnasiums safe, cool and legal in light of COVID-19 regulations

With gyms now allowed to reopen following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it is more important than ever to safeguard your members and ensure all facilities are complicit with guidance produced by National Governing Bodies.

The directives have been compiled with input from Sport England, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive and include advice on social distancing, ventilation requirements and the steps you can take to protect visitors and staff.

Air extraction and ventilatory measures are considered fundamentally important and feature prominently on the agenda to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne infections.

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Structural engineers protected by ventilation hire arrangement

When an international architectural engineering company required a temporary ventilation hire package to protect staff on site, we stepped in to provide a practical solution. Our client has been responsible for manufacturing some of the country’s most iconic structures, overseeing all aspects of the design including applying intumescent coatings and paintwork.

These processes, although essential, can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are potentially harmful to those in the vicinity unless preventative action is taken. VOCs are essentially unstable gases that are released into the air while paint dries and are now subject to stringent government regulation due to the health implications of people inhaling them.

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Printing company requires emergency ventilation

When a well-known printing company needed to extract fumes created by dye chemicals at a Lancashire warehouse, Andrews Ventilation was drafted in to provide a solution.

The customer had originally turned to another company to tackle the issue but their response was ineffective, prompting the need for us to get involved. Immediate action was essential due to the high risk of workers being exposed to hazardous substances and sulphur dioxide fumes. The dye products stored on site were made up of complex chemical structures, necessitating the installation of a robust ventilation hire arrangement at the earliest opportunity.

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Andrews Ventilation Hire extracts toxic fumes

When a market leading, multi-disciplinary construction company was tasked with the refurbishment of a major pharmaceutical company’s distribution warehouse, Andrews Ventilation was called in to offer expert advice. Our experienced specialist team understand the challenges faced by developing large projects such as this, especially those with difficult ground conditions. The knowledge which our ventilation technicians have gained in these developments allows us to provide the client with innovative, cost effective solutions ensuring the success of the project and less risk to the client.

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