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Schools Fume Cupboards Testing

Maintain a safe learning environment with regular fume cupboard testing and maintenance for schools or colleges. Expert fume cupboard care from HTS 

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Schools Fume Cupboards Testing & Maintenance - Safeguard Your Students and Staff

Regular fume cupboard testing for schools is crucial for maintaining a safe learning environment in your educational establishment. Holliday Technical Services specialises in schools fume cupboards testing and maintenance 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 throughout the UK. 

Ensure Compliance, Protect Your School

Holliday Technical Services helps you meet your legal obligations under COSHH Regulation 9. We conduct mandatory Thorough Examination and schools fume cupboards testing every 14 months, covering both ducted fume cupboards or ductless filtered fume cupboards.

We get your needs

From schools with tight-budgets and only one or two fume cupboards to maintain to sprawling university campus and research facilities with thousands of fume cupboards and other local exhaust ventilated equipment, we handle it all and tailor solutions to your specific setting. 

Your One-Stop-Shop for Fume Cupboard Solutions

Our schools fume cupboards testing and maintenance service goes beyond mere 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 schools fume cupboards servicing specialists. Our schools fume cupboards testing service sees HTS providing outstanding support 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 Enhanced DBS checked. We proudly hold accreditations with Reset Compliance Systems Ltd, Constructionline, Alcumus SafeContractor Ltd, and BSI Group, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to safety in the classroom. Read our article on fume cupboards used in secondary schools

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From Land's End to John o' Groats, we're your nationwide schools fume cupboard service and testing partner, guaranteeing prompt and reliable support. 

Fume Cupboard Services for universities & Other Laboratories

We work across many universities and research institutions in the UK, testing all makes and models of fume cupboards, biosafety cabinets LEV equipment, PCR Cabinets, Laminar Flow, Balance Enclosures and Extraction Arms.

Take a deep dive into the services we offer to universities and other laboratories in the UK and hear from present customers just like you.

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Flexible Schools Fume Cupboards Testing: We Work Around Your Schedule

HTS knows education never stops. That's why we offer flexible testing to keep your labs safe and compliant without impacting learning:

  • Minimise disruption: After-hours, weekends, term breaks – we'll find a time that suits your busy labs.
  • DBS-checked professionals: Our experienced engineers prioritise both safety and the sensitivity of working within educational environments.
  • All fume cupboards covered: Any make, any model – we provide thorough testing and maintenance expertise.
Fume Cupboard Maintenance For Education: Protect Your Labs, Maximise Your Investment

HTS isn't just about testing – we're your partner in keeping all your LEV systems running at peak performance. Protect your students, your research, and your budget with our comprehensive maintenance solutions:

  • Complete coverage: Ducted, ductless, MBSCs, Laminar Flow, and more – we expertly service all types of critical lab equipment.
  • Proactive, not reactive: Preventative maintenance minimises costly breakdowns and extends the life of your fume cupboards.
  • Tailored to your needs: Flexible plans designed to fit the unique workflow and resources of educational settings.
New Fume Cupboards For Education: The Right Fit, Hassle-Free

HTS takes the guesswork out of equipping your labs with the latest fume cupboards and LEV technology. We offer:

  • Expert guidance: We help you navigate the options to find the best solutions for your specific teaching needs, safety requirements, and budget.
  • Wide selection: Ductless demonstration units, high-performance ducted options, specialised LEVs – we source it all.
  • Streamlined process: From selection to installation, we handle the details, simplifying your procurement process.
Fume Cupboard Repair for Education: Back Up and Running, Fast

Fume cupboard malfunctions can derail critical work. HTS provides swift, reliable repairs to get your labs back in action:

  • Expertise you can count on: Ducting, fans, motors – we troubleshoot and fix a wide range of issues across various fume cupboard brands.
  • Urgent response: We understand lab downtime is costly. Our experienced technicians prioritise restoring your LEV systems quickly and safely.
  • Minimising disruption: We work efficiently to minimise the impact on your teaching and research schedules.
Give Your School Labs a Second Life – High-Quality Refurbished Fume Cupboards

Looking to stretch your budget while upgrading your labs? HTS offers a selection of expertly refurbished schools fume cupboards, allowing you to equip your research facilities cost-effectively.

Here's why you'll love them:

  • Performance you can trust: Every refurbished unit undergoes a meticulous restoration process to ensure it meets the highest safety and performance standards.
  • Peace of mind with a warranty: We stand behind our work with a comprehensive warranty, giving you confidence in your investment.
  • The perfect fit for your needs: Our inventory is constantly updated with a variety of models to accommodate diverse lab requirements.
Replacement Parts for Educational Fume Cupboards: The Right Fit, Delivered Fast

HTS takes the hassle out of finding the correct schools fume cupboards parts, so your labs stay up and running smoothly. We offer:

  • One-stop shop: Filters (all grades), fans, motors, airflow monitors, and more – we stock the essentials.
  • Compatibility confidence: Our wide selection covers various fume cupboard makes and models.
  • Fast turnaround: We understand the urgency of getting your equipment back in service.

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Your Trusted Partner in School Safety: The HTS Difference

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 schools fume cupboards testing 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, universities, FE colleges and schools can achieve optimal safety standards while fostering productive teaching environments.

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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 schools 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 schools 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 schools 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 schools fume cupboards testing for over 18 years. Speak to us today about your schools fume cupboards testing and maintenance needs.

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

To ensure safety and comply with COSHH regulations, schools 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 schools fume cupboards testing, ensuring your school's lab is safe and compliant. HTS engineers are DBS (Enhanced) checked and we work hard to accommodate schools fume cupboards testing in quieter periods (if possible) 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 schools fume cupboards 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 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 schools fume cupboards testing service or about purchasing new schools 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 schools fume cupboards whisk them away so you and your classmates stay safe. COSHH Regulation 9 mandates proactive maintenance for effective LEV control. This includes maintaining schools 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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