Don’t let your workplace make you ill!
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a phenomenon affecting building occupants who claim to experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Victims of sick building syndrome exhibit various symptoms that include headaches, dry itchy skin and irritation of the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose and throat.
Managing and maintaining healthy building conditions play an integral role in minimising occupational risk, liability, and sustaining a company’s overall performance and reputation. In addition, healthy buildings contribute to employee well-being, health, and productivity in the workplace.
Causes of Sick Building Syndrome
Many paints, carpet fibers, furniture, and even wallboard off-gas noxious fumes, sometimes for years after installation.
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Increasingly unbreathable air!! 3 million deaths worldwide due to pollution! 92% of the world’s population lives in places where the air quality does not meet the limits set by WHO!
In short.. what air do we breathe?
Not to make the free terrorism, but the situation is really worrying.
The analysis carried out by the University of bath, in the UK, has taken into account the data collected through satellites and ground sensors, from 3,000 places, both urban and rural, across the world.
What is the ductwork air-cleaning system?
If the outside air is polluted, it will be the internal one too. If the air inside comes through an air conditioning system, it goes without saying that it must be controlled with targeted routine maintenance. One of these is the maintenances is the ductwork air-cleaning.
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This European Standard provides guidance on the preparation of private contracts for maintenance work.
The UNI EN 13269:2016 (Start Validity Date june 16, 2016) can be applied to:
- cross-border as well as national company/maintenance contractor relationships,
- the whole range of maintenance services including planning, management and control in addition to maintenance operations,
- every type of item with the exception of computer software unless the software has to be maintained as an integral part of, and together with, technical equipment.
It does not:
- provide standard forms for maintenance contracts,
- determine rights and obligations between company and maintenance contractor,
- provide rules for agreements with public administrations.
This document supersedes EN 13269:2006.