COVID-19 resources from industry

Date: 26 March 2020

This page is provided as a link to resources that may be helpful for those working to provide safe and reliable HVAC building serves and refrigeration essential to supporting hospitals, buildings, food chain, IT infrastructure and industrial processes. UK Government has not issued specific guidance for the operation of mechanical ventilation or air conditioning although UK trade associations are in regular contact with relevant departments on this issue. We will add extra links or information as they become available.

Note ACRIB takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the content of external websites, links are provided for information only, for businesses and individuals to make their own risk-based operational decisions.

The BESA page: https://www.thebesa.com/covid19/ - also includes list of distributors still open for spares, daily webinars at 12 midday open to all with good advice on employers’ and employee’s rights, guidance on safe shut down of premises and reactivation at SFG30 ‘Mothballing and Reactivation’ https://www.sfg20.co.uk/whats-new/sfg30-mothballing-reactivation-out-now/, and key worker template letters.

The REFCOM page: https://www.refcom.org.uk/blog/refcom-coronavirus-updates/

The Skillcard page: https://www.skillcard.org.uk/coronavirus-updates/

ASHRAE (USA) page Covid-19 Preparedness Resources: https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/resources .The London and Southeast ASHRAE group have recorded a webinar presentation by Prof Ljubomir Jankovic, University of Hertfordshire on Air Borne infectious diseases and building HVAC services, it cover building operation for owners and engineers. http://www.ashrae-london.com/events5.html.

BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation) questions page on Key Worker status: http://bfff.co.uk/forum/forum/key-workers/

CCF (Cold Chain Federation) have a COVID-19 updates page here https://www.coldchainfederation.org.uk/voice/the-cold-chain-blog/latest-coronavirus-information/ and are offing a weekly webinar bulletin for latest news https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2073569384488427277

European Federation of Heating and Ventilation Engineers, REHVA, guidance page https://www.rehva.eu/activities/covid-19-guidance?no_cache=1covers how to operate and use building services in areas with coronavirus outbreak to prevent virus spread.

BSRIA guide to air permeability in isolation facilities BTS3201 (free) https://www.bsria.com/uk/product/BA8E4D/air_permeability_testing_of_isolation_facilities_bts_32018_a15d25e1/

AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating)  FAQ : https://www.airah.org.au/Web/Industry_Leadership/Update_on_coronavirus/Common_questions_about_COVID-19/AIRAH/Navigation/Industry_leadership/Coronavirus_information/Common_questions_about_COVID-19.aspx

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Recently announced support packages for businesses and individuals


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