Legionella Treatment: Some Essential Facts You Should Know

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

Legionnaire’s Disease is a bacterial infection form of pneumonia which Howlett Associates Water Treatment Ltd. is working dedicatedly to eradicate from our water systems. It is most common among men, both middle-aged and elderly. Those who smoke or have a chest problem are likely going to be affected the most. Symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease include high temperature, headaches, cough, muscle pain and fever. It is very important to undergo Legionella treatment of water systems to prevent the multiplication and dissemination of Legionella bacteria.

Treating Legionella

Here are the necessary procedures we undertake at our customer’s locations for Legionella Treatment:

  • Installing an effective water treatment product that will reduce or completely stop the growth of the bacteria,
  • Cleaning all cooling systems and anywhere else there is water storage using a variety of appropriate cleaning methods,
  • Insuring that employers abide by the Code and Practice, which requires that proper water treatment installations are put in place.

How We Are Different From Other Companies Offering Legionella Treatment

We work in close cooperation with our clients to make sure every appropriate water treatment system is established for their location. In addition, our team of experts encourage employers to draw up a simple hygiene process along with setting up a regular water treatment program. It is our belief that people will be able to escape being infected by Legionnaire’s Disease if the UK laws on Health and Safety are properly implemented and followed.
What separates us from other water treatment companies out there is our strong commitment to quality, efficiency, and superb customer service. We utilize the latest technology in our water treatment programs, and we offer maintenance service for clients who want to maintain a culture of hygiene and healthy water systems in their workplace. We strongly believe in the assertion that “health is wealth,” and our services are constantly geared towards satisfying all our clients’ needs.

Legionella Risk Assessment for Water Systems in London

Posted on Mar 12, 2015

Howlett Associates Water Treatment Ltd has been at the forefront of the campaign to eradicate Legionnaire’s Disease, a lung infection that may affect people in their workplaces. It is required by law in the UK to undertake Legionella Risk Assessment at workplaces in London in order to prevent this deadly disease from being passed from one person to another.

How to Carry Out This Important Risk Assessment?

As required by laws such as the UK Health and Safety Executive L8 (ACOP L8), and the guidelines of the Health and Safety Commission, the first step to making sure Legionnaire’s disease is banished from workplaces in London is to undertake a comprehensive London Legionella Risk Assessment. This will reveal how much exposure people in certain workplaces may have to this disease. It involves reviewing the facility’s design, maintenance, and operations at each workplace. A water treatment program may be instituted to help reduce the occurrence rate of pathogens carried by water.

How Will Howlett Associates Water Treatment Ltd Accomplish This?

We are an ISO-certified water treatment company and we have successfully carried out Legionella Risk Assessment in many workplaces in London. Our team are experts in the most advanced water treatment technology. We work strictly in accordance with the requirements of UK health laws and Code of Practice, such as the Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice, Guideline (L8) document and BS8580: 2010, which is the British standard for Legionella Risk Assessments. We usually review the existing water systems at the place of inspection, check the risk rating of all the systems, and make appropriate recommendations for improvements. We also manage the regular maintenance of water systems to make sure that everything is in compliance with the laws of the UK, and that people are not carelessly exposed to Legionnaire’s Disease.