We would like to thank all our customers for their continued business and support over the last year. Thank you also to our dedicated staff, who continually go the extra mile to always deliver the best service possible. 2019 has been a year of massive growth for HVDS with an increasing number of contracts with some of the largest food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, as well as a number of dust control contracts with manufacturers across a number of industries.
Business has been booming across all areas. Our Hygiene Team, in particular, has expanded to meet customer demand. The Hygiene Team looks after our customers’ cleaning requirements, including the cleaning of:
- HVAC and LEV systems
- Oven flue extraction and ventilation systems
- Kitchen canopy and extraction systems
- Perforated air distribution ducting
- Fabric ducting
- Heating and cooling coils
- Evaporative chillers
They also carry out ductwork repairs/maintenance and internal ductwork inspections via camera probe.
The team, which helps to ensure audit compliance, according to the BRCGS Food Safety Issue 8, Section 6, is coordinated by our Contracts Manager, Katy Austin, and headed up by Team Leader Cleaning Engineer, Adrian Vermaak. Over 2019, the team has grown substantially and is servicing a number of customer sites daily. Read a customer case study here.
The second team to be growing rapidly is the Dust Extraction team. This is led by Michael Yates, Site Dust Extraction Engineering Supervisor, and is coordinated by Dust Contracts and Aftermarket Sales Manager, Jane Boon. In 2020, there will be a new addition to the dust team, who will be responsible for new projects.
HVDS dust extraction engineers are trained in Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system installation, maintenance, testing, cleaning and repair to help manufacturers comply with COSHH regulations to meet workplace safety obligations. Customers choose from a range of service packages to keep their systems working efficiently.
As a consequence of our success, 2019 has seen HVDS recruit on average one new member of staff per month and staff training and development has been very high on our agenda.
We wish all customers, contacts and staff a peaceful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.