Some of our Healthcare Sector Clients
Healthcare Facility Management
From outpatients to critical labs and theatre, hospitals are complex environments that demand the capabilities of the best building management systems.
These systems must maintain temperature, humidity, pressurisation and lighting while meeting the comfort and safety needs of patients.
Sirus’ experience in the healthcare sector allows us to control the environment and provide solutions to deliver on energy efficiency.
BMS in Healthcare
Building management systems in healthcare must have the capability to predict challenges, respond to changing conditions and deliver regulatory reports.
Sirus optimise BMS in hospitals to reduce energy consumption while maintaining the correct environmental conditions that are critical for hospitals.
Energy optimisation involves monitoring, analysing and optimising systems.
HVAC in Healthcare
Not only do energy-efficient buildings reduce energy bills for healthcare buildings, they also improve the quality of the healthcare services provided. High ventilation rates and airflow in healthcare facilities have been shown to greatly reduce the transmission of airborne illnesses.
Sirus can install suitable Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) to provide the highest air quality and a comfortable environment for patients and staff. We also provide post-project support including on-going maintenance and optimisation.
HTM 03-01 Standards
HTM 03-01, Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare Premises, was published in November 2007. It supersedes all previous versions of HTM 2025, having rationalised its content into Design and Operational Management.
Increased health risks to patients will occur if ventilation systems do not achieve and maintain the required standards. The link between surgical site infection and theatre air quality has been well established.
If the ventilation plant has been installed to dilute or contain harmful substances, its failure may expose people to unacceptable levels of contamination. Proven breaches of the statutory requirements can result in prosecution and may also give rise to a civil suit against the operators.
HTM 03-01 Annual Verification
The annual verification is intended to establish that:
- the system is still required.
- the AHU conforms to the minimum standards.
- the fire containment has not been breached.
- the general condition of the ventilation system is adequate.
- the fabric of the area served is satisfactory.
- a full measure of the supply and extract air-flow rates.
- the calculation of room air-change rates.
- the measurement of room differential pressures.
- the measurement of room noise levels.
- air-quality checks and particle counts.
- a check on the control functions.
Critical Ventilation Systems
Ventilation systems serving critical care areas should be inspected quarterly and their performance measured and verified annually.
The quarterly inspection should be a simple visual check; the annual verification will be a more detailed inspection of the system together with the measurement of its actual performance.
In compliance with HTM 03-01, Sirus can undertake:
- ventilation system compliance surveys
- system risk assessments
- full verification services
Healthcare Case Studies
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