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Face the facts on compliance at The Facilities Show

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We don’t always want to think about what lurks in ventilation systems, water systems or kitchen extract ductwork systems, but we should – especially if they haven’t been risk assessed or cleaned for a while. So we’ll be there to help you do that at the Facilities Show – to face the facts and identify the solutions.

Unpleasant fact 1:
Dust and debris in ventilation systems can compromise air quality and contribute to Sick Building Syndrome.
Unpleasant fact 2:
Legionella breeds in poorly maintained water systems, causing potentially fatal Legionnaires Disease.
Unpleasant fact 3:
Grease deposits in kitchen extract systems can spread fires to the rest of your property – and neighbouring ones.

Reassuring fact 1:
Swiftclean’s award-winning services can provide the solution to all these problems.
Reassuring fact 2:
We provide full documentation after all our work, demonstrating your compliance.
Reassuring fact 3:
We are highly skilled and cost effective, with a truly national service across the UK.

We’re happy to talk and to give you expert advice. Register here to see us on stand S1220 at the Facilities Show, or call 0800 012 5309 to chat now.

Together we can face the facts and find the solutions.

Free expert advice at Hotelympia

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29 February – 3 March 2016     Excel London: Stand 4431


At Hotelympia 2016 the Swiftclean team will be at hand to discuss two of the hospitality industry’s most essential issues; compliance in Legionella control and fire safety through kitchen extract cleaning.

Compliance is a powerful weapon with which you can defend your business and your livelihood.  Our expert team can help you avoid the pitfalls and get your house in order.  Contact us today to book an appointment to meet at Hotelympia.

All the advice at Hotelympia is free – make the most of it and get compliant!

Kitchen extract fire safety cleaning – why does it matter?

  • 25% of kitchen fires are made worse by the presence of fat, oil and grease deposits in kitchen extract ductwork.
  • This is a hidden problem: in the most spotless kitchen accumulated grease in kitchen extract ductwork poses a very real fire risk.
  • Fire can use extract ductwork to spread to other parts of the building, or neighbouring properties including homes.
  • The level of accumulated grease which poses a fire threat is less than you would think – less than half the thickness of your business card.
  • Removing this grease regularly is a legal requirement; failing to remove it regularly constitutes negligence.
  • If you do not maintain your kitchen extract fire safety cleaning schedule, your insurance company may not pay out for a fire which involves kitchen extract grease deposits.
  • In some circumstances, using Swiftclean for extract ductwork cleaning may help to reduce your insurance premiums.
  • Failure to remove grease deposits can lead to prosecution or even imprisonment in the event of a serious fire.

Legionella control – what are the issues?

  • Not having a relevant, current legionella risk assessment in place is a legal offence.
  • Warmer weather encourages the growth of legionella bacteria, making the height of the season your highest risk period.
  • Many legionella risks arise in buildings which have undergone a change of use or whose water systems have been adapted over the years.
  • If you’ve added a new basin, removed a bathroom or changed your water system in any way however minor, you need a new legionella risk assessment.
  • Legionella causes Legionnaire’s disease, which can kill. The elderly and the very young are especially vulnerable, as is anyone with a compromised immune system.
  • In the case of a legionella outbreak, negligence can lead to prosecution, limitless fines for the offending organisation and even custodial sentences for the individuals responsible.
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Free ‘Building Strong Compliance’ Seminar December 1st

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A free seminar for building managers that will address the issues relating to FM’s legal responsibilities for a building’s air and water hygiene. The seminar is being delivered by compliance specialists, Swiftclean Building Services, on the 1st December at the beautiful Silvermere Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf & Leisure, Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EF.

10.30am – 3pm (includes buffet lunch)

The seminar will cover issues relating to air and water hygiene regulations and best practice in the management of the fire and other health risks associated with delivering clean air and clean water for building users.

The seminar will be facilitated by Malcolm Johnston, Non-Executive Director of Swiftclean Building Services and the speakers will be:

  • Gary Nicholls

    Founder and Managing Director of Swiftclean (UK) Ltd, 33 year career in ventilation hygiene, co-author of TR/17 and TR/19 published by B&ES – the industry guide to good practice for the internal cleanliness of ventilation systems, former chairman of B&ES (formerly HVCA) Ventilation Hygiene Group. Pioneer of the wet film thickness and deposit thickness tests. An expert witness in examining the level of kitchen grease extract cleaning compliance in post fire scenarios when fires are known to have spread through grease laden extraction systems.

  • Martin Hembling

    Ventilation / ductwork expert – Martin started as an operative with one of Swiftclean’s site crews in the 1990’S and worked his way up to supervisor. He led teams on a variety of large projects and was one of the first in the industry to pass a Pilot NVQ in ductwork cleaning. He has cleaned hundreds of miles of ducting in sites from the Shetland islands to Jersey. Martin decided to join the sales team in 2000 and worked his way through various sales positions before becoming Sales & Marketing Director.

  • Guy Hadland

    Midlands & North Regional Manager for Swiftclean, Guy has 10 years’ experience account managing multi-site contracts, within various business sectors stretching across industrial, public, health and social housing.

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