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Fume Cupboard Service

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Fume Cupboard Service

A fume cupboard service is essential to ensure that you are compliant with health and safety regulations and that your premises are safe.

Fume cupboards play a vital role in laboratories and within school and college science departments. Their function is usually to remove any airborne substances that could be a potential hazard, including vapours, gases and particulates that are a product of lab processes and experiments.

Our team of accredited and experienced experts are skilled at testing and maintaining fume cupboards and fume cupboard ducting.

Fume Cupboard Testing

Our team of engineers can test your fume cupboard in line BS EN 14175, the British and European Standard for fume cupboards.

Regular testing is a crucial way to ensure that the fume cupboard is functioning as it should be, and that your business is operating in line with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.

A ducted fume cupboard will require maintenance over time, and testing them is a way to tell how they are functioning.

Fume Cupboard Service

What does a fume cupboard service entail?

A fume cupboard service will often include an inspection of the fume cupboard and ductwork, and testing of the capacity. A thorough cleaning of the fume cupboard, and potentially replacing the fume cupboard filters is also part of the service.

We offer a comprehensive fume cupboard servicing package that will ensure your premises are legally compliant and safe for employees and students. Our experienced team of professionals can service your fume cupboard anywhere in Yorkshire, and we offer an emergency repair service if your fume cupboard breaks down.

How Often Do I Need My Fume Cupboard Serviced?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 state that all fume cupboards should be examined and tested by a “competent person” every 14 calendar months as a minimum.

We recommend that your cupboard is serviced more regularly than that, to ensure that fume cupboard ducting and filters are working to their full potential, and are in a good state of repair. Regular servicing also helps to spot potential issues early.

How to Maintain Your Fume Cupboard

As well as professional testing and servicing, maintaining your ductless or ducted fume cupboard yourself on a weekly or monthly basis is vital.

Maintenance includes:

  • Cleaning down both the outer surfaces and inner cabinet with a neutralising solution.
  • Cleaning the glass and sealant around the unit.
  • Checking on the condition of the filters and any flexible or visible ductwork.
  • Checking the service valves and outlets to see if there is any leakage.
  • Replacing any pre-filters.

Taking the time to keep your fume cupboard clean and checking that it is working properly makes sense for maintenance purposes, and helps to keep your employees and visitors safe. It is your responsibility to provide safe premises.

For the ultimate in peace of mind, Yorkshire-based businesses can contact Robinsons Facilities Services for a planned preventative maintenance service, ensuring that someone comes to check your fume cupboard service within the COSHH guidance.

Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

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Fume Cupboard Service FAQs

Fume cupboards have the role of capturing and removing airborne substances that may be released in a lab, such as a school lab or other commercial laboratory. They can remove harmful substances.

To clean a fume cupboard, use mild soap and water, alcohol, or specific glass cleaning products. With wire wool, scrub the hood itself, ensuring you are wearing PPE while you are cleaning.

Fume cupboards prevent exposure to toxic, flammable or otherwise dangerous materials including gases and vapours. They provide a ventilation system within a laboratory to get rid of unwanted substances.

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