Downflow benches are designed to protect the user and environment from hazardous fumes, dust, and smoke at work surface level. Downward airflow in the chamber protects the operator and provides protection from vapours and particulate by drawing air through the stainless steel perforated work surface, ensuring compliance with COSHH regulations. Down flow benches are used in many different laboratory, industrial and forensic applications, including slide staining or minor dissection and routine testing.

Our engineers are certified to test all types of these critical devices in accordance with such standards as HSG 258, COSHH and manufacturers guidelines. All instruments used in testing are UKAS calibrated to national standards and copies of certification are supplied with reports. Evidence of testing and certification of these devices will need to be provided during regulatory audits, such as MHRA inspection

Our downflow bench testing includes:

  • Visual inspection

  • Function checks

  • HEPA filter integrity testing (if fitted)

  • Measurement of airflows

  • Magnahelic gauge calibrations (if fitted)

  • Smoke visualisation check

  • Issue test certificate

  • Full written report

Our collaborative and proactive approach drives efficiency, cost savings and offers our clients peace of mind. We are committed to continuous improvement, through innovation and investment in our personnel, methodologies and equipment.

We offer extremely competitive rates and daytime or evenings to offer minimal disturbance to our customers.

Quality Guarantee

Quality is paramount in what we do. Our engineers carry out all ventilation services to meet the requirements of industry set regulations and guidelines

Why choose us?

Over 30 years of satisfied customers, bespoke service suited to your requirements, national coverage, fully insured and nationally accredited Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015

Our values

We have three core values that inform our behaviour and approach to work: to Excel, Challenge and Inspire

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