Thermostatically Controlled valves SERVICING AND THE LAW

TMV`s

The 1st thing is You will need to know what type of TMV is fitted in your site.
Click above to find out

Is it a TMV 1 or TMV 2 or a TMV 3 

This information is available from your commissioning documentation, when the school Care Home Hotel etc was build and the TMV was commissioned ????

Visual inspection CANNOT confirm the type of TMV !!!!!!

What type of TMV should you have installed at your building. 
This is contained in this document. which is attached  

*PLEASE NOTE MOST SCHOOLS.* IT IS ONLY RECOMMENDED AND NOT LAW 
(Except if you have a bath)

On my assessment currently, most special needs Care Homes Hotels Schools,  
required to have TMV 3`s fitted and have an annual inspected under the Act .You need to make sure these are carried out These are carried out.

On my assessment currently, All Hotel Sports centres Care homes etc showers are required to have TMV 2`s fitted and annually inspected under the Act . 
Make Sure These are carried out and recorded.

On my assessment currently, All Commercial buildings wash hand basins are under GUIDANCE to have a TMV  two or three  fitted. 

On my assessment currently, All Commercial buildings wash hand basins are under GUIDANCE to be inspection and the Guidance recommends annual temperature checks.

This  is guidance only. 
It is not a legal requirement. It recommends annual inspection only  be carried out as best practice and law.


Commissioning and Servicing are done to :-

THIS IS TO MAKE SURE THE TAPS ARE NOT A SCALDING RISKS & NOTHING TO DO WITH LEGIONELLA 

Commissioning Servicing and testings of TMV`s is in  

BRE IP 14-03 page 7.

These are covered in (See attached Notes) 


 24. Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Technical Memorandum 13, 2002, Minimising the risk of Legionnaires disease, ISBN 1 903287 23 5.
 25. Guide to Legionellosis, Temperature measurements for hot and cold water services, BSRIA Application Guide AG4/94, N.L. Pavey, ISBN 0 86022 3.

We are all getting muddled up here with scalding and Legionella prevention.

Scalding is a different remit to Legionella. 

The testing and performance of TMV  are scalding issues and NOT a Legionella Issues

Any other commercial buildings outlets are is not covered by legislation it is covered by GUIDANCE & RECOMMENDATION 

All you need to know to confirm the above is attached. 
Please take the time to read it. I am sure you all are forfilling your legislated and the recommended requirements for TMV`s. 

For further information and TMV servicing at £30 each please contact

Tony rycyk@alegionwater.co.uk



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