DCUK FM provide BESA Grease/Ventilation Courses

DCUK FM provide BESA Grease/Ventilation Courses

DCUK FM working with BESA to provide approved BESA Grease/Ventilation Courses

The ventilation hygiene sector is growing as building owners face rising costs and more stringent conditions imposed on them by insurers concerned about fires being spread through poorly maintained ventilation systems. The need to keep food preparation areas free of contamination is another increasingly important area of potential reputational risk and depends on air systems being kept clear of airborne contaminants.

All employers are subject to health & safety at work legislation, which requires them to maintain conditions in occupied spaces that protect the well-being of their staff. Clean air within the working environment is vital to prevent respiratory conditions such as asthma or outbreaks of serious infections, from having bacterial spores present within the ductwork.

Since it was first developed in 1998 by BESA, TR/19 has been widely accepted by the building engineering services sector and British insurers as the standard to which ventilation systems should be cleaned. The guiding principle of TR/19 is that a defined, measurable level of cleanliness should be achieved to improve safety and comfort in buildings.  

Expert members from the BESA Ventilation Hygiene Group have devised courses and are now in the final stages of development, piloting the courses through approved providers, to ensure the highest of standards are delivered, giving your customers peace of mind.

The courses have been developed in conjunction with TR/19 - the industry's primary standard for ventilation hygiene, developed by BESA almost 20 years ago.

There are four BESA accredited courses within ventilation:

  • Ventilation Hygiene Operative (VHO)
  • Ventilation Hygiene Technician (VHT)
  • Grease Hygiene Operative (GHO)
  • Grease Hygiene Technician (GHT)

The BESA accredited courses cover all aspects of ductwork cleaning and hygiene, for further information please expand on the courses below. The first course to be delivered is the Grease Hygiene Operative (GHO), due for commencement in April 2017.


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