HEALTHCARE VERIFICATION (HTM 03-01)

Ventilation in healthcare premises is used extensively to provide a safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff with Specialised Ventilation provided in operating departments, critical care areas, isolation facilities, sterile services departments & laboratories.
Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 –
‘Specialised ventilation in healthcare premises’ is published in two parts: Part A deals with the design & installation of ventilation systems; Part B covers operational management and within details out the annual inspection & verification requirements.

Free copies of HTM 03-01: Parts A & Part B.

THE GUIDANCE & LEGISLATION
DevineAir Limited provides Verification of healthcare premises to all the criteria as detailed in HTM 03-01 part B whilst cleanroom validation services cover compliance to ISO 14644 ‘Cleanrooms & Associated Control Environments’. Other standards of note include PD 6609 ‘Environmental cleanliness in enclosed spaces – Guide to in situ high efficiency filter leak testing’, ISO 14698 ‘Cleanrooms and Associated Control Environments – Biocontamination control’ and EU GMP.

The Health & Safety at Work act 1974 is the core legislation that applies to ventilation installations although the CoSHH regulations place upon management, an obligation to ensure that suitable measures are in place to protect their staff & others affected by the work activity. Also see here for LEV testing requirements.

It is Statutory to ensure specialised ventilation systems continue to achieve and maintain the required standards. Documented inspection should occur quarterly with full measured Verification to take place annually.

VERIFICATION SERVICE

Note: other optional and system specific tests are available.

The final report details all findings & evaluates the Specialised Ventilation system taking into account design data, compliance with HTM 03 & the clients specified targets.