This information has been provided by ACRIB (The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board) of which IOR is a member.  It is provided as a link to resources that may be helpful for those working to provide safe and reliable HVAC building services 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.

HSE has published guidance on Equipment legally subject to Written Schemes.

The BESA page - 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’, and key worker template letters.

The REFCOM page

The Skillcard page

ASHRAE (USA) page Covid-19 Preparedness Resources: .The London and Southeast ASHRAE group have recorded a webinar presentation by Prof Ljubomir Jankovic, the University of Hertfordshire on Air Borne infectious diseases and building HVAC services, it covers building operation for owners and engineers.

BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation) questions page on Key Worker status: including template letters. Also guidance on freezing product to preserve life of excess stocks, and is co-ordinating redistribution of surplus frozen and chilled foods.

Build UK has a page dedicated to safe construction site working and  download site operating guidance, and a pdf on contractual issues

CCF (Cold Chain Federation) have a COVID-19 updates page here and are offing a weekly webinar bulletin for latest news

European Federation of Heating and Ventilation Engineers, REHVA, guidance page 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)

AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating)  FAQ :



UK Government Business Support information

Recently announced support packages for businesses and individuals


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