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Self-certification of specialist hygiene works carried out to ventilation systems in compliance with TR19® Specification.
Discover how the BESCA Vent Hygiene Scheme can help your business grow:
Developed for the industry by the industry, it allows businesses to self-certify their specialist hygiene works to the required industry TR19® Specification.
This is the recognised industry standard for ventilation hygiene - BESA Guide to Good Practice TR19®, Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems and the new Specification for TR19® Grease, Fire Risk Management of Grease Accumulation within Kitchen Extraction Systems.
Improve the service you offer clients by demonstrating the highest level of compliance and competence. You’ll receive a TR19® Certificate of Company Registration and be able to offer your clients complete peace of mind
Be in a unique position to take advantage of the increasing number of clients and insurance companies specifying TR19®, therefore growing your business
Safeguard your business and reduce risk of prosecution and liability thanks to proof of competency and proof of workmanship
Real-time delivery of TR19® Certificate of Works Compliance straight to your inbox – you then provide to your clients to show job completion
Improve reporting and highlighting of next cleaning dates to ensure continuity of business
Access to the latest industry information, plus discounts on the latest publications and BESA training
Advertise yourself using the BESCA VHE Quality Mark and feature on the BESCA Vent Hygiene register, winning yet more business
Get prioritised access to the technical helpdesk
Save time which you can re-invest in your business
Free copy of the new Specification for TR19® Grease upon joining
Open to both BESA members and BESA non-members
Applicants must demonstrate personnel employed in cleaning system activities have the appropriate training, skills and experience that are required for the task they undertake.
Training and technical competence records will be checked at audit to ensure recognised training has been undertaken and documented.
Applicants must provide evidence they are correctly insured
Applicants must demonstrate understanding of and compliance with TR19® and current legislation
You can download the list of qualifications, competencies, experience and other requirements.
Competence Assessment Scheme audit, entry onto the VHE scheme may be considered on a 'deemed to satisfy' basis and you could receive significant fee reductions.
First year fees are £1035* with subsequent annual registration fees of £935pa**
For BESA members, your registration and first year fees are FREE then subsequent years registration is just £460pa* (**)
Notification fees for both BESA members and non-BESA members start at just £0.55
You can download a full breakdown of costs here
*subject to notification fee
**may be subject to additional surveillance visits
Create a BESCA account if you don’t already have one by following this link.
Or login if you already have an account and complete the application form.
Or if you would like more information and discuss your application with a member of our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 652 5533
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