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Fume Cupboard Service

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Fume Cupboard Service

Fume cupboards play a vital role in removing potentially harmful airborne vapours or gases from laboratories in businesses, schools and universities. A professional fume cupboard service is essential to ensure you comply with health and safety regulations and keep your premises safe.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of accredited and experienced engineers are skilled at testing and maintaining fume cupboards and fume cupboard ducting. We offer a fast, reliable, and cost-effective fume cupboard service Yorkshire and across the entire UK.

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Perhaps you’d like to learn more about fume cupboard servicing and our approach. In that case, we invite you to continue reading to hear from our experts.

What Is a Fume Cupboard?

Fume cupboards, also known as Fume Cabinets or Fume Closets, are enclosed ventilation devices that limit exposure to harmful gases, vapours or chemicals in laboratories. While working with chemicals inside the fume cupboard, filtered air flows through a duct away from the working area. They play a critical role in minimising indoor air pollution and preventing unwanted exposure when working with volatile substances.

Of course, all fume cupboards require regular testing and servicing to ensure they continue to perform their function correctly. 

Fume Cupboard Testing

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of fully trained, DBS-checked engineers will test your fume cupboard in accordance with BS EN 14175 and CLEAPSS G9 for schools as appropriate.

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 fume cupboard testing is the best way to keep track of its performance.

Fume Cupboard Service

A fume cupboard service will often include an inspection of the fume cupboard, the fume cupboard ducting 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.

Robinsons Facilities Services offers a comprehensive fume cupboard servicing package, making sure your premises are legally compliant and safe for employees and students. Our experienced team of professionals is available throughout Yorkshire and the UK for all your fume cupboard servicing needs.  

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How Often Do I Need My Fume Cupboard Serviced?

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 state that a “competent person” should thoroughly examine and test fume cupboards at least every 14 months.

We recommend that your cupboard is serviced even more regularly to ensure that fume cupboard ducting and filters are working properly 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 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 in good working order makes sense for maintenance purposes and helps to keep your employees, visitors or students safe. It is your responsibility to provide safe premises.

Fume Cupboard Service with Robinsons Facilities Services

For the ultimate peace of mind, contact Robinsons Facilities Services for a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) service for your fume cupboard. Our bespoke PPM packages will ensure that a professional comes to check your fume cabinet within the COSHH guidance period. 

Our expert engineers have decades of experience working with all types of commercial ventilation systems and HVAC equipment. We also specialise in Fire Suppression Systems for fume cupboards. Leave it to the professionals at Robinsons Facilities Services to keep your laboratory compliant and safe for all its users.

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Working across the UK, Robinsons Facilities Services offers a fast and efficient response time for all PPM, reactive maintenance or emergency callouts

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Fume Cupboard Service FAQs

Fume cupboards capture and remove airborne substances that may be released in a laboratory. 

To clean a fume cupboard, use mild soapy water, alcohol, or specific glass cleaning products. You can scrub the hood itself with wire wool, ensuring you’re wearing PPE while you do so.

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.

It is recommended to service a fume cupboard at least every 14 months to maintain proper ventilation and airflow.

A typical service includes flow rate testing, airflow readings, visual inspection of internal condition, ductwork inspection, filter replacement if needed, and alarm testing.

Yes. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and other health and safety regulations require regular testing (at least every 14 months).

The cost of fume cupboard servicing typically starts at around £100+VAT for a single fume cabinet. Contact our customer service team for a free, no-obligation quote.

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