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Fume Cupboard Testing For Schools

Maintain a safe learning environment with regular fume cupboard testing for your school or college. Trust Holliday Technical Services for expert solutions

Safeguard Your Students and Staff - Fume Cupboard Testing For Schools

Regular fume cupboard testing is crucial for maintaining a safe learning environment in your school or other educational establishment. Holliday Technical Services specialises in fume cupboard testing for schools throughout the UK, ensuring the safety of your pupils and staff during experiments. We provide comprehensive maintenance and testing services for both ducted and mobile filtered fume cupboards in classrooms and prep rooms.

Ensure Compliance, Protect Your School

Holliday Technical Services helps you meet your legal obligations under COSHH Regulation 9. We conduct mandatory Thorough Examination and Testing of your fume cupboards every 14 months, covering all makes and models, whether ducted or filtered.

Your One-Stop-Shop for Fume Cupboard Solutions

Our fume cupboard testing for schools and colleges goes beyond compliance. We identify potential issues, offer complete servicing, repairs, and replacement parts, including filters for ductless fume cupboards. Our expertise ensures a safe and functional science learning environment for your school.

Trust the Experts

Holliday Technical Services are fume cupboard servicing specialists. Our schools fume cupboard testing programme sees HTS providing services to schools and further education colleges throughout the UK. Our team is rigorously trained, our protocols adhere to the highest safety standards (BS 7989:2001, BS EN14175:2003, COSHH REG9, HSG258), and all our engineers are DBS checked. We proudly hold accreditations with Reset, Constructionline, SafeContractor, and BSI, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to safety.

Fume Cupboard Services For Schools & Colleges

Fume Cupboard Servicing For Schools

Holliday Technical Services provides comprehensive fume cupboard testing for schools across the UK. We offer flexible scheduling, including testing schools fume cupboards in half-term breaks and after core learning hours, to minimise disruption to your school day. Our DBS (Enhanced) checked engineers work with all fume cupboard makes and models, ensuring safety and exceptional service for your school's science facilities.

Schools Fume Cupboard Maintenance

Holliday Technical Services also offers complete fume cupboard maintenance solutions for schools, covering both ductless filtered fume cupboards and ducted fume hoods. We can provide a full parts replacement service, including carbon activated filters and airflow monitoring alarms, ensuring your lab equipment stays safe and efficient. Contact us today to discuss your school's fume cupboard maintenance needs.

New Schools Fume Cupboards

HTS simplifies fume cupboard procurement for schools. We source a wide range of new fume cupboards for any educational provider, including ductless demonstration fume cupboards, ducted fume cupboards, and other essential LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilated) equipment. Let us help you find the perfect solutions for your school's laboratory needs.

Fume Cupboard Repair For Schools

Holliday Technical Services provides fast and reliable fume cupboard repairs for schools across the UK. We handle a wide range of issues, including ducting, motor, and fan repairs for most fume cupboard makes. Our expertise keeps your LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) systems safe and ensures minimal disruption to your science classes.

Refurbished Schools Fume Cupboards

Upgrade your school's lab affordably with quality refurbished fume cupboards from Holliday Technical Services. Our selection changes weekly, and with the squeeze on school budgets our refurbished schools selection is in great demand, so contact us today to find the perfect fit for your needs. All refurbished fume cupboards are expertly restored, installed by our DBS-checked engineers, and come with a warranty for your peace of mind.

School Fume Cupboard Replacement Parts

Holliday Technical Services is your one-stop shop for replacement fume cupboard parts. We source filters, fans, inverters, motors, airflow monitoring equipment, and more, ensuring you find the right components for your system. Our vast selection of carbon filters in various grades guarantees optimal protection for your school's laboratory.


Your Trusted Partner in School Safety: Holliday Technical Services

At Holliday Technical Services, we understand the vital importance of fume cupboards in a school lab setting. Our team of skilled DBS (Enhanced) engineers prioritises safety, approaching each project with dedication. We partner with schools of all sizes across the UK, tailoring our solutions precisely to your needs.

Why Choose Holliday Technical Services?

  • In-Depth Expertise: We specialise exclusively in fume cupboards and LEV equipment, guaranteeing the highest level of knowledge in testing, repair, and maintenance.
  • Comprehensive Solutions: Our full suite of services eliminates the hassle of managing multiple contractors.
  • Collaborative Approach: We work closely with you to understand your school's needs and deliver exceptional results.
  • Safety First: Your students' and staff's well-being is our top priority. We ensure compliance and flawless fume cupboard function.

Let Holliday Technical Services be your trusted partner in maintaining a safe and effective learning environment.

COSHH - The Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002 regulations prioritise employee protection from exposure to hazardous substances, particularly in laboratory environments. Here, fume cupboards with their integral local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems play a crucial role in risk mitigation.

COSHH Regulation 9 mandates proactive maintenance for effective LEV control. This includes maintaining fume cupboards in optimal working order and good repair, with thorough examinations and testing conducted at least every 14 months, and potentially more frequently for high-risk processes.

By adhering to these regulations and partnering with a qualified service provider like Holliday Technical Services, schools and FE Colleges can achieve optimal safety standards while fostering productive teaching environments.

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Fume Cupboard Testing For Schools

Holliday Technical Services carry out fume cupboard testing for schools and further education colleges, as well as offering schools preventative maintenance, parts replacement and repair in accordance with COSHH, BSEN 14175, BS 7989 (HSG258) and BB:88, using our DBS (Enhanced) engineers, throughout the UK.


We can offer these services for any make or model of fume cupboard that meet current standards and regulations. Contact HTS for fume cupboard testing for schools and much more.

Services We Offer Schools Include

  • School fume cupboard testing and maintenance
  • Commissioning new or modified school fume cupboards
  • Face and duct velocity testing
  • Visual fume cupboard inspection and reports
  • Rebalancing of fume extract systems
  • Recalibration of fume cupboard airflow monitors and controls
  • Fume extract fan belt replacement and re-tensioning
  • Fume cupboard filter replacement and filter disposal
  • 6 and 12 monthly preventative maintenance
  • Fume cupboard repairs and alterations
  • Fume cupboard cleaning and decontamination
  • LEV testing and maintenance

We stock a large range of spare parts and consumables for a wide range of fume cupboards that are used in schools and we can quickly source parts from our network of trusted partners, if we do not have your specific item in stock. HTS also offer an expert fitting service for any parts ordered alongside our fume cupboard testing for schools service.

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How Often Should schools fume cupboards be tested?

Regulations mandate fume cupboard testing every 14 months to guarantee the safety and functionality of your fume cupboards. This protects your students and staff from exposure to harmful chemicals. Holliday Technical Services provides expert fume cupboard testing for schools, ensuring your school's lab remains both safe and compliant.

How do you test fume cupboards to make sure they're working properly?

Our qualified engineers conduct a thorough inspection of your fume cupboards following the rigorous standards outlined in BS EN 14175-4:2004 and HSG 258. This includes:

  • Visual Check: Examining all parts of the fume cupboard for any damage or wear.
  • Airflow Test: Measuring the speed at which air is pulled into the fume cupboard to ensure it's effectively removing harmful vapors.

By adhering to these standards, we guarantee your school's fume cupboards are safe and compliant. Trust HTS with your fume cupboard safety. We have been testing and servicing fume cupboards in schools for over 18 years.

What standards do fume cupboards in schools need to meet?

The safety standard for ducted fume cupboards in the UK is BS EN 14175. This standard provides critical guidelines for the design, construction, and performance of fume cupboards to ensure they effectively protect students and staff from hazardous fumes. Holliday Technical Services adheres to this standard, providing your school with safe and compliant fume cupboard testing and maintenance. HTS have been providing outstanding fume cupboard testing for schools for over 18 years. Speak to us today about your schools fume cupboard testing and maintenance needs.

How often do school fume cupboards need professional inspection and testing?

To ensure safety and comply with COSHH regulations, fume cupboards must be thoroughly examined and tested by a competent person every 14 months. This isn't just about the fume cupboard itself – it includes the entire system, like ductwork and fans, to guarantee everything is functioning correctly. Holliday Technical Services provides comprehensive fume cupboard testing for schools, ensuring your school's lab is safe and compliant. HTS engineers are DBS (Enhanced) checked and we work hard to accommodate fume cupboard testing for schools in quieter periods in the schools calendar or after core learning hours where possible.

What are the quick safety checks I should do before using a school fume hood?

Always prioritise safety with this simple checklist:

  1. Training: Are you and your students properly trained in fume hood use?
  2. Chemicals: Know the hazards of the chemicals you'll be working with.
  3. Sash Position: Is the sash opened to the correct height for optimal protection?
  4. Check Gauges: Ensure the air pressure gauge shows proper airflow.
  5. Fan Function: Verify that the exhaust fan is working correctly.
  6. No Sparks: Keep potential spark sources away from the fume hood.

Need in-depth fume hood testing ? Holliday Technical Services can help!

What is a fume cupboard and how does it work?

A fume cupboard is a special type of ventilated cabinet designed to protect students and staff from harmful fumes during science experiments. There are two distinct types of fume cupboard and many variations. In essence a fume cupboard works like a powerful fan, drawing in contaminated air, filtering it using a specialised filter, and then recirculating it back into the room in the case of ductless schools filtered fume cupboards, or in the case of a ducted schools fume cupboard drawing in the air and safely releasing the air outside the building via ductwork usually positioned above the cabinet and venting on to a roof or outside wall. It's important to make sure the lab has proper ventilation so the fume cupboard can function effectively. Contact HTS about our fume cupboard testing for schools service or about purchasing new fume cupboards, select refurbished schools fume cupboards, fume cupboard replacement parts including airflow monitoring devices and replacement fume cupboard carbon activated, HEPA or ULPA filter.

Why do we use fume cupboards for some science experiments?

Fume cupboards are like super-powered safety shields! They protect you from breathing in harmful chemicals that some experiments can create. These chemicals can be invisible gases, smelly vapours, or even tiny particles, and the fume cupboard whisks them away so you and your classmates stay safe. COSHH Regulation 9 mandates proactive maintenance for effective LEV control. This includes maintaining fume cupboards in optimal working order and good repair, with thorough examinations and testing conducted at least every 14 months, and potentially more frequently for high-risk processes. HTS can provide regular timely testing for your schools fume cupboards to ensure optimum performance and safety.

Do I still need safety gear when using a fume hood?

Absolutely! A fume hood is a powerful tool, but it doesn't replace your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Always wear:

  • Lab Coat: Protects your clothes and skin from spills.
  • Safety Glasses or Goggles: Shields your eyes from splashes and unexpected reactions.
  • Gloves: Choose the right type for the chemicals you're handling.

Important: The fume hood's sash is NOT a blast shield. Use a separate blast shield if your experiment requires it. HTS is a specialist fume cupboard testing and maintenance provider based in the UK providing fume cupboard testing for schools, colleges, universities, industry, life sciences, forensic chemistry and all businesses where fume cupboards and/or other local exhaust ventilated (LEV) equipment is used.

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