Regulations and guidelines can change over time, and it’s essential to consult the latest information directly from authoritative sources. To access the most up-to-date regulations and guidelines for setting up a mortuary in the UK, including Refrigeration, Manual Handling, LOLER, LEV ventilation systems, COSHH, and NHS HBN20 guidelines, I recommend the following steps:

When WJ Kenyon designs and fits out a mortuary, they prioritise adherence to the latest version of Health Building Note 20 (HBN 20) and any latest editions to this, which provides essential guidance on mortuary design and function. This ensures that the facilities meet the highest standards for patient dignity, infection control, and operational efficiency.

Additionally, WJ Kenyon places a strong emphasis on manual handling safety, adhering to the guidelines established to protect the well-being of their staff and the dignity of the deceased. They integrate measures to reduce the risk of injury and optimise the ergonomics of mortuary equipment.

In compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), WJ Kenyon pays meticulous attention to the safety and maintenance of equipment used for lifting and handling tasks in the mortuary. This includes regular inspections and certifications to guarantee that equipment meets the necessary safety standards.

Furthermore, Kenyon LEV systems are thoughtfully integrated into their designs to enhance air quality and remove potentially harmful contaminants. These systems comply with Local Exhaust Ventilation regulations and guidelines, ensuring that the mortuary environment remains safe for both workers and the community.

In summary, WJ Kenyon Mortuary Equipment’s commitment to compliance with HBN 20, manual handling, LOLER, and LEV regulations and guidelines reflects their dedication to providing safe, efficient, and state-of-the-art mortuary solutions. Their focus on these standards ensures that their clients can trust in the quality and safety of the facilities they design and equip.