All ventilation systems require inspections and testing. Training on routine and emergency operating procedures should also be provided. We can help you to incorporate these into a ventilation control program.
Some factors to be considered and incorporated into the program are:
Written standards and procedures for operation of ventilation systems
Regular daily or weekly inspections, depending upon the toxicity of substances to be exhausted
Regular clean-out schedules for settling chambers, dropout boxes, dust collectors
Posting of emergency and operating procedures in relevant areas
Regular maintenance of ventilation equipment
Operator training on the specific ventilation system
Use of personal protective equipment, when warranted
Regular medical examinations, where applicable
An emergency plan in case of fan failure or blockages of ducts
Supplying of explosion-proof venting for ducts
Curvent International consults with Fire Marshal about vents in fire hazard areas – should they be designed to open or close automatically in the event of a fire? A ventilation control program can save lives.