TB/009 TR19 Bulletin

BESA release new technical bulletin TB/009

Introduction to TB/009

In response to evolving industry standards and the crucial need for stringent safety measures, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has released Technical Bulletin TB/009 this year. This bulletin serves as a critical update to complement the TR19 regulations, which focus on the maintenance and cleaning of ventilation systems, and aligns with the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO).

TB/009 is designed to ensure that commercial grease extraction systems are inspected and cleaned to the highest standards, thereby reducing the risk of fire and enhancing overall safety in commercial kitchens. By integrating TB/009 with TR19 and RRFSO, BESA aims to provide a comprehensive framework that promotes not only compliance but also best practices in fire safety and hygiene within building engineering services.

This bulletin specifies the essential components of a post-clean report (PCR), which serves as a declaration of compliance and a record of the cleaning process. Understanding the interplay between TB/009, TR19, and RRFSO is vital for contractors and building managers to ensure that their practices are up-to-date and adhere to legal and safety norms.

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What is TB/009?

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has released a new technical bulletin (TB/009) this year to comply with TR19 regulations and the RRFSO (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005).

Having cleaned your commercial grease extraction system, your cleaning contractor should provide you with a post-clean report (PCR) that comprises the following:

  • An executive summary that highlights the key risks.
  • A clear yes or no as to whether the system has been cleaned in its entirety.
  • If not, what is the reason why it has not been cleaned fully, and what is a possible solution?
  • Other hazards that have been identified.
  • Micron readings for the test locations.
  • The mean (average) micron reading across all micron readings taken.
  • The current cleaning frequency.
  • A recommendation of a new cleaning frequency based on the micron readings.
  • There should be a sufficient number of before-and-after cleaning photographs of the system to give a true representation of the system condition. These should be at minimum in the seven TR/19 test locations (section 7.41), and more if the duct length exceeds 10 meters.
  • This is a schematic diagram of the system layout showing the system that has been cleaned and any areas that could not be cleaned.
  • Test locations identified on the schematic.

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