PAS86:2008 BSi British Standards
This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been developed by BSI British Standards and with input from industry experts from all relevant sectors of the cleaning industry. PAS86 is the only government recognised code of practice for professional carpet cleaning.
Chem-Dry were involved in the development of this standard.
The PAS is intended for use by the cleaning industry, however it is also relevant to government bodies, trading standards, the insurance industry, carpet manufacturers, consumers, retailers, training bodies and those involved in the management, cleaning and inspection of textile floor coverings. The PAS is applicable to all types and styles of textile floor coverings within the domestic and commercial environments.
When considering employing a professional carpet cleaner, consumers should ensure companies and technicians are committed to following PAS86 Code of Practice.
Contents of PAS 86 includes:
- Terms and definitions
- Management responsibility
- Customer service
- Pre-cleaning tests
- Cleaning methods and procedures
- Preventative measures
- Spot and stain removal
- Anti-static treatments
- Cleaning chemicals
- Method statements
- Health and safety
- Survey form
- Fibre identification
- Risk assessment
- List of figures
- Example of a survey form
- List of tables
- Fibre identification burn test
A copy is available on loan if required. Each copy costs £50 to purchase.
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