Guidelines: Ventilation and air conditioning following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Since long before the pandemic, guidelines have existed that state employers must make sure there’s an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace. Recently, the government updated its guidelines concerning air conditioning and ventilation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
You can ensure the building is receiving enough fresh air by using natural ventilation or mechanical ventilation.
You should also make sure workers are keeping the workplace clean and everyone is washing their hands frequently.
We offer ventilation system inspections and risk assessments of ventilation systems that can help you ensure your air supply is as fresh and clean as possible. Get in touch to discuss how we can help
Why is ventilation so important?
Good ventilation is one of the best ways to fight Covid-19 in the workplace.
Adequate ventilation reduces how much virus is in the air and therefore reduces the risk of aerosol transmission. This is when someone breathes in small particles in the air after a person with the virus has been in the same enclosed area.
The risk from aerosols (particles in the air) is greater in buildings and areas with poor ventilation which is why it’s so important to keep your ventilation systems clean and working at their absolute maximum effectiveness.
Why is air quality so Important?
Indoor air quality refers to the air quality within and surrounding buildings, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the building’s occupants. Indoor Air Quality plays a significant role in the general health and wellbeing of the building’s occupants, especially if they are children, elderly or members of other vulnerable groups of people.
Microbial Sampling, Bacteria and fungi monitoring is key to keeping the environment healthy. You can achieve this through indoor air quality testing and ventilation system inspections. You can book this service with us here.
If you’re ever unsure about whether your ventilation systems and air quality are meeting guidelines and health and safety compliance, give us a call and we can figure out how best to help support you.
If you have a building with air ventilation that you’d like cleaned and disinfected, please get in touch.