Barkell offers CPD on changes to healthcare AHU design


29 July 2021
Bruno Guedes of Barkell

Healthcare ventilation specialist Barkell has launched a CPD following revised guidance on the design, installation and operation of systems in healthcare facilities.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of air handling units for the healthcare sector, Barkell has carefully dissected the revised Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 Part A and B guidelines (HTM 03-01 (2021)), from NHS England & NHS Improvement, and the CPD summarises what consultants and facility management teams need to know as a matter of urgency and what the changes mean to the industry long term.

The revised guidelines, developed with the help of the CIBSE Healthcare Group, replace the 2007 document and offer a general refresh, with more emphasis on the selection of appropriate materials and filtration for the plant, the promotion of energy efficient technologies and the importance of resilience and diversity in these systems in order to provide continuous and sustainable healthcare ventilation, in alignment with the UK legislation for Net Zero by 2050.

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The release of these revised regulations follows the 2020 government announcement that 40 new hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, delivering on their commitment to improve the UK healthcare infrastructure in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bruno Guedes, head of technical solutions at Barkell, said: “The revision of the HTM 03-01 guidelines has been much anticipated and the new recommendations bring it in line with current legislation and modern manufacturing methods. The new guidelines are immediately effective so it is crucial  everyone involved in healthcare ventilation projects becomes quickly familiarised with the changes.

“We know from feedback that CPDs on legislative matters are very much welcomed by industry professionals, so we wanted to share our knowledge in this particular area as swiftly as possible, to enable current projects to keep moving forward.”  

The free CPD is available to industry professionals. Those interested in booking should email Bruno Guedes at [email protected] or call on 01207 590575