Laundry extraction systems are designed to remove airborne lint and dust in the laundry to provide hygienic and comfortable working conditions. The build up of lint and dust over a period of time leads to Clogged up filters and fans. This not only reduces the health and comfort of working conditions in the laundry but will also constitute a potential fire hazard to all building occupants.
The destructive potential of laundry fires is well documented.
The Fire & Rescue Services, who have inspection responsibilities to ensure compliance with the Fire Safety Order, have highlighted the potential fire dangers of accumulations of flammable materials in laundry extract systems. They advise all owners and managers to ensure they are regularly inspected and, where a build up of lint and dust are found, to have them professionally cleaned. In some cases, laundry extract systems are constructed as local exhaust ventilation systems which makes them also subject to compliance with Health & Safety COSHH Regulations.
Action to Eliminate Risks
We will carry out a detailed risk survey, and provide a quotation, with written and photographic evidence of the state of the system, FREE of charge.
We will carry out any remedial cleaning to ensure conditions are restored which are fully compliant with Fire Safety and Health & Safety legislation.
On completion of service we provide a certificate to show compliance with Fire and Insurance requirements and an ongoing preventative maintenance plan to protect your premises going forward