Water hygiene

We have the skills and expertise to keep our customers safe and ensure mandatory compliance in respect of water hygiene.  Our services ensure that water systems are comprehensively monitored and controlled.  This responsibility involves a management programme of measures to identify water hygiene risks and prevent infection.  In this way we can avoid exposing members of the public and employees to health problems such as legionnaires' disease.

 

The legionella bacteria is common in most natural watercourses. It can be found in most types of commercial and domestic water systems and cooling towers.  The organisms can survive in temperatures from 0°C to 45°C. Temperatures of 20°C to 45°C and stagnation within a water system represent ideal growth conditions. Once the bacteria has grown in the water system, inhalation of water vapour can lead to legionnaire’s disease.

 

We help our customers by managing water hygiene control in accordance with the relevant legislation, including:

 

  • The Health and Safety Executive's Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) Regulations.

 

Members of our water hygiene management staff hold the required certification for being the 'competent person', and are audited on a regular basis by an independent external body. The work we do includes management of the following activities:

 

  • Risk Assessments to identify risks from legionella, E.coli, and other waterborne bacteria
  • Reporting to comprehensively list any remedial works required
  • Water testing and analysis
  • Creation of bespoke programmes for planned preventative maintenance
  • Provide complete and comprehensive monitoring and management regimes
  • System cleaning, disinfection, and chlorination requirements
  • System upgrades to reduce risk
  • Staff awareness training
  • Independent external audits of existing company management and control systems.

Our approach

Water hygiene excellence

An assessment of our water hygiene control in Wakefield achieved a very rare 100% score in all areas.