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Sanitizing Design&Planning


The Indoor air quality is a main prerequisite for health and well-being of all. Carelessness of aeraulic systems are due to microbial transport and thus of infections diseases, such as Legionella, SARS and meningitis. The programming of the cleaning and sanitation of equipment ensures indoor air quality and multiple benefits in terms of efficiency and energy savings.


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Clean and efficient ventilation systems cut down the risk of disease and management costs HICLEAN operates by following the methods, protocols and standards of NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association), the largest reference authorities worldwide for cleaning and decontamination of aeraulic systems. ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEMS OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION


PIPELINE Infected people Environments (air, water and surfaces)

AGENTS Bacteria, Viruses, Molds, Parasites

MICROBES ACCESS Respiratory mucosa Gastrointestinal skin lesions HI LEAN by Group F.C. Ltd.

TRANSMISSIONS Aerial, Ingestion Contact Droplet 3

AIR Sanitization of aeraulic systems prevents serious health risks, and it is a legal requirement that gives responsibility for health in the workplace to the employer.

The microbial transport occurs through inhalation, seriously endangering the health of those who live and works in environments with controlled ventilation. Main biological risks in the environments:

Legionella, SARS, Meningitis or Irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. MAIN REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN ITALY AND CE

• Italian Legislative Decree 81/08 ex 626/94 gave a significant turning point, treating the material in a specific, detailed, inserting it between those measures that the employer must take to safeguard the health of its employees in the workplace (protecting them from mold and legionella). Directive 2000/54/EC - biological agents at work of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (seventh individual directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC). • The European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires’ Disease. Although the page focuses on travel associated Legionnaires’ disease, there are valuable documents that can be used in prevention of risk at work. The guidelines outline a standard approach to control and prevention of travel associated Legionnaires’ disease across all European countries. • There are Supplements with occupational health and safety aspects: • Technical Guidelines for the Control and Prevention of Legionella in Water Systems includes detailed information on type of risk system and their design and contruction, operation, maintenance, treatment, cleaning and disinfection, biocides and the protection of associated personnel. • Treatment methods for cooling systems, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.


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Inside of air conditioning systems is deposited dust particulate, which is found in the wild pathogenic bacterial forms, such as micro-organisms and bacteria. In such environments the bacteria found food and shelter by environmental conditions that otherwise would be able to kill or inhibit the free-living forms. The routine maintenance of the air duct systems (change of air lter in UTA, split, francoil, etc ..) often is not enough to effectively counter the proliferation of chemical and biological contaminants.

MOST FREQUENT RISKS The deterioration of air quality in the indoors (hospitals, offices, industrial premises, etc.) Is due to the levels of outdoor pollution and numerous internal sources. The set of these elements determines the concentrations of pollutants such as: volatile organic compounds, nitrogen dioxides, carbon oxides, formaldehyde, radon, allergenic microorganisms, in quantities even higher than outside. Legionella is a biological pathogen that can cause bacterial pneumonia in humans that, in high percentages, has a fatal outcome. This bacterium is widespread in nature, the organism can spread easily in artificial humid environments (drinking water distribution supplies, water systems of individual buildings, air-conditioning systems, swimming pools etc.) which may facilitate the amplification and spread. Prefers warm aquatic habitats, between 25 and 42 ° C, but is able to survive in a very large ditemperatura range (between 5.7° and 63.0°C) with pH values between ​​ 5.5 and 8.1. The bacteria can penetrate into the host through the respiratory tract by inhalation of contaminated air; reached the lungs, the bacteria are engulfed by alveolar macrophages, but are not able to kill or inhibit the growth: Legionella can, in fact, to avoid their microbicides mechanisms and multiplies no to cause its lysis with the consequent release of progeny bacteria capable of infecting other cells. Legionella infections are considered an emerging problem in public health, so that they are subject to special surveillance by the World Health Organization, the European Community and the Italian Higher Health Institute. HI LEAN by Group F.C. Ltd.



The lack of a proper maintenance of water supply determines a microbial water pollution that can become a vehicle for pathogenic microorganisms such as Pseudomonas, Enterococcus and Legionella. The adoption of sanitizing ensures prevention programs through an innovative approach to water resources and the safeguard of health HICLEAN works following the guidelines for assessing and managing risk in the supply chain of the drinking water in accordance with the Water Safety Plan - WPS - and in accordance with applicable regulations of the Guidelines for the prevention and control of Legionellosis.


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The protection and control of water resources in time guarantees the absence of potentially hazardous for water consumption




BIOLOGICAL AGENTS Bacteria Virus Parasites

PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL AGENTS Natural, rocks Human origin, waste Farming, fertilizers Treatment plants decay

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RADIOLOGICAL AGENTS Natural origin Artificial origin From human activities


WATER The most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a water system is through the use of an approach for evaluation and global risk management encompassing all phases of the water supply chain from catchment to the consumer with the primary objective to protect human health. The microbial transport occurs by ingestion and inhalation dell’aereosol, seriously endangering the health of those who live and works in environments enslaved by contaminated water networks. The main water biological hazards are:

Enterococcus, Pseudomonas, Legionella; Vibrio, Enterovirus; Nematodes and Protozoa. In addition there may be chemical and physical contamination. Regulations in force in Italy The management of water resource, toghether with the Italian Legislative Decrete 81/08; the employer has to adopt in order to safeguard the health of its employers in the workplace is regulated by the Italian Legislative Decrete 31/2001. This Decrete indicates the limits of microbiological, chemical and physical parameters. In addition, the Guidelines for Water Safety Plan, an integral part of the European Directive 2015/1787 on the quality of water intended for human consumption, and Italian Guidelines for control of legionellosis, give indications on risk management in the water supply chain which are involved to the human fruitintion. Furthermore, for buildings and facilities in which water is provided to the community, the employers and the supervisors of the building or facility management have to ensure that the parameter values would be kept at the point where water leaks out from the tap. • Italian Legislative Decrete , 2th february 2001, n.31 - Implementation of the European Directive 2015/1787 related to the water intended for human consumption. • The 2015 State-Regions agreements “Guidelines for the preventions and the management of legionella” which are provided to the employer how to realize an Analysis, Management and a Risk Communication. • Italian Higher Health Institute ISTISAN Report 14/21 (2015) - Guidelines for the Risk Management in water supply chain related to the human consumption according to Water Safety Plan model.


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The World Health Organization states that the most effective means for constantly ensuring the safety of a water system is through the use of an approach of the global risk assessment and management that includes all stages of the chain from water uptake to the consumer. This approach, known as WPS - Water Safety Plans. The scientific approach based PSA is the risk analysis with the primary objective of protecting human health.

Water Safety Plan The application of a WPS redefines the limits of the control systems of the quality of water intended for human consumption, up to now marked by a surveillance segments of the limited uptake cycle-treatment-distribution-user and / or a sample monitoring on distributed water. As has occurred in other areas, such as pharmaceuticals and food industry, the evolution of knowledge of risk analysis it has indeed defined the strategies critical solely focused on the verification of conformity of the finished product, a significant shift in the ‘interest in the realization of a comprehensive risk assessment and management system extended to the entire water supply chain from catchment to the point of end use. This approach also allows the flexibility to risk management for water supply in security in vulnerable scenarios also associated with extreme weather events and/or in the case of emerging contaminated.

Microbial contamination and biofilm in water supplies The contamination of water systems is very frequent, and the adoption of storage systems and filtration, and the nature of these systems, can be a vehicle of contamination and microbial growth substrate. Inside the plants, when poorly managed, settle and proliferate bacteria, algae and molds, often thickening into a gelatinous mass “biofilms” that complex aggregation of microorganisms, characterized by the secretion of a protective and adhesive matrix, the surface adhesion, from the structural heterogeneity with complex biological interactions, and by an extracellular matrix of polymeric substances, often of polysaccharide type.

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The five stages of biofilm development: (1) initial attack, (2) irreversible fixing, (3) Ripening I, (4) Ripening II, and (5) dispersion. HI LEAN by Group F.C. Ltd.


AIR All treatments are performed by our specialized staff, informed about industry specific issues and constantly updated on the regional and national regulations in terms of health and health protection. Our extensive local presence allows us to offer a 24h/24 service, with rapid interventions and willingness to work even during the night. FLOW CHART OF OPERATING PROCEDURE Ordinary maintenance activities


All hygiene requirements are being met?

Record the activity and repeat the annual visual inspection or by necessity



Routine maintenance (eg. replacement filters), cleaning or sanitizing

Is it clear the type of surgery to be performed on the system?



Operational maintenance activities (Overtime)

TECHNICAL INSPECTION Depth checks of the hygienic status of the system to define the type and extent of possible actions to be taken or to check the effectiveness of actions already carried out.

Pre-intervention inspection Post-operation inspection

Action procedure HICLEAN

The of intervention method employs a highly sophisticated and advanced technology, which provides the following protocol of intervention: 1. Video inspection of the conduits by means of robots equipped with color video room; 2. Sampling and analysis by the laboratory certain cate of these powders, for the identification of microorganisms and pollutants; 3. Cleaning, with special systems, and sanitizing of equipment and ventilation ducts with certified products; 4. Sanitation Certification with Technical Report and Register and Interventions Cards; 5. Waste certificate conferring.


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WATER The sanitization procedures always take place in accordance with current standard - Guidelines - operationally adapting to each individual plant. FLOW CHART OF OPERATING PROCEDURE

PREPARING AND PLANNING - Training of a multidisciplinary team

SUPPORT ACTIVITIES, REVIEW AND REPORTING - Training - System Review - Communication

SYSTEM ASSESSMENT OF RISKS - Description of the water supply - Identification of hazards and hazardous events - Risk assessment - Definition of control and monitoring measures - Re-evaluation of risk and prioritization of actions

REVIEW OF THE SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROL OF RISKS - Action Plan for the management of priority risks - Operational monitoring - Verification of the effectiveness of the plan - Management procedures

The treatment of water systems include cleaning and sanitizing operations, and analytical tests before and after surgery, even with the maintenance scheduling of the whole chain, as per the rules, intended to ensure the water quality to end users. The method of intervention is evaluated and determined from time to time after inspection and study of plants. The of intervention protocol provides: 1. Water sampling, pre and post remediation, and analysis by certified laboratories; 2. Cleaning and sanitizing, with suitable and appropriate tools and methodologies; 3. Sanitation Certification with Technical Report and Register and Interventions Cards; 4. Waste certificate conferring. HI LEAN by Group F.C. Ltd.


Action procedure HICLEAN

Aria e Acqua Sanificazioni e Manutenzioni

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Sanificazione IMPIANTI TRATTAMENTO ARIA nella sede operativa

Sede Operativa in base alle normative vigenti

Art. 64 del d.lgs. 81/2008: Tutela della salute e della sicurezza nei luoghi di lavoro. Conferenza Stato-Regioni; atti n.55/CSR; 07.02.2013: Procedura operativa per la valutazione e gestione dei rischi correlati all’igiene degli impianti di trattamento aria.

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HICLEAN by F.C. Srl Vicolo San Giorgio n. 18 74121 Taranto (Italy) Tel.: +39 099 4791435 Fax: +39 099 4776161 E-mail: Indirizzo PEC: P. IVA 02454090735 - REA 147380 - Capitale sociale Euro 200.000,00 i.v.





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& CLIENTS HICLEAN, “Sanitizing and Cleaning” Division of the Group F.C. Ltd. (specialized plant for air conditioning, ventilation and air filtration) with experience, competence, and professionalism, always in line with current legislation, has specialized in sanitation interventions conducted aeraulic and UTA plants, and reclamation of water systems, the result of a market awareness of environmental issues and health-conscious. Respect for the environment, the use of non-hazardous materials and compliance with legal obligations, are our daily mission. HICLEAN able to follow the customer in all phases of intervention with its own equipment and expertise; and after-sales service for the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance. The HICLEAN team, thanks to the professionalism of skilled workers and experts has earned the trust of customers in the industrial sector, working on large systems, many destined for great importance technology environments. HICLEAN has grown following its customers in certification of sanitation, today boasting its own design office that enjoys the presence of engineers, biologists and technicians with years of experience in the industry. HICLEAN pursuing one high quality standard with adequate investment, is able to counter the crisis in the market by reducing costs and adjusting prices of services rendered. The company’s technical staff comprises: • n. 1 thermo-technical engineer; • n. 1 biologist; • n. 4 industrial experts; • n. 1 surveyor. Also it makes use of technical / external scientific advice to keep pace with current legislation. HICLEAN designs and manufactures sanitization and cleaning of civil and industrial installations: • Cooling/heating and heat pumps; • Air ventilation systems; • Sanitizing air duct and HVAC-AHU with equipment and technical specifications pursuant to the provisions referred to NADCAAIISA Protocol; • ACS systems - Domestic hot water; • Ozone sanitation facilities for treatment environments, swimming pool water, service water / washing, water purification.

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WORKFORCE HICLEAN - Group F.C. Ltd is in possession of a Quality Management System UNI EN ISO 9001: 2008, and also performs maintenance and sanitation of air conditioning systems always in compliance with current regulations. Also HICLEAN - Group F.C. Ltd. is center training and Organ for Rina Servies SpA assessment for certification of refrigeration technicians. Among the main customers: - Ilva SpA;   - Italian navy;   - Marcegaglia Group;   - Port Authority of Taranto 2;   - IReteGas SpA;   - Linkem SpA;   - Tenova SpA;   - NATO;   - SAIPEM SpA.

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HICLEAN by Gruppo F.C Ltd.. Chief Executive Officer Francesco Ciullo Francesco CIULLO Certificate N°A20002 - 07/08/2016

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REGULATORY Major national reference standards: •

Operating procedure for the assessment and management of risks linked to the hygiene of air handling systems, the 02.07.2013;

Legislative Decree. N. 81/2008 Consolidated App. IV Work places requirements art. 1.9 microclimate;

Sanitary rules art. 10 Law Reg. Puglia No 20/08 of 23 December. 45;

Protection and promotion of health Ministry of Health of 27/09/2001;

Guidelines for the prevention and control of legionellosis; Approved State-Regions Conference at its meeting on 7 May 2015;

Guidelines containing guidance to laboratories with diagnostic microbiological activity and environmental control of Legionnaire’s disease - February 5, 2005;

Guidelines containing information about Legionnaires for operators of tourist accommodation and spa facilities - February 4, 2005;

Deliberation of the Regional Council May 6, 2015, n. 920 “Operational guidelines for the prevention and control of legionellosis in tourist facilities and for collective use in the Region of Puglia” - BURP 79 of June 9, 2015;

Brochure Edition 2015 “Legionellosis: control and prevention in tourist facilities” - edited by University of Bari Region Puglia and Epidemiological Observatory Region Apulia;

Deliberation of the Regional Council November 13, 2012, n. 2261 “Guidelines for the adoption of a system for surveillance and control of Legionella infections in Puglia” - BURP 175 of December 5, 2012.

The Energy Savings

The clean and efficient plants reduces your operating costs Since the costs incurred to ensure health and safety, in the light of the resulting energy savings, is amortized over time, sanitizing and maintenance represent an investment and not a cost. Limit consumption of energy for the same performance means creating a lasting savings in time, respecting nature and the preservation is the energy resources of our planet.

To work and live in a healthy and environmentally friendly places. This is our mission. High technical expertise and ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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