If you are an employer in Surrey or the staff member in control of premises, including property managers and landlords, you need to know that it’s your responsibility to ensure that the water and water systems on your premises do not present any health risk, especially the health risks associated with legionella. Legionella risk assessment, water testing and water treatment Surrey processes are important in achieving this goal.
Legionella Risk Assessment
Legionella is a common type of bacteria that naturally occurs in natural water bodies such as rivers, lakes and ponds. These bacteria can easily colonise in man-made water systems as well, such as local water services and hot and cold water distribution systems in buildings where they are able to multiply at temperatures between 20°C and 45°C. When in a building’s water system, legionella can cause occupants to develop Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, usually contracted by inhaling tiny, airborne water droplets from the water.
Areas of particular legionella risk are those containing sludge, scale or dirt and in stagnant waters and plants. Systems at risk include showers, hot and cold water systems, water systems that include an evaporative condenser, water systems that include a cooling tower and any plant or equipment containing water that has temperatures of between 20°C and 45°C and which can produce aerosols or a spray during operation or maintenance.
Legionella risk assessment allows you to identify and assess the potential sources or presence of risk. Carrying out a legionella risk assessment and appropriate water treatment Surrey procedure are actually legal requirements for water safety under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and HSE Approved Code of Practice (L8) ‘The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems’ – ACoP L8.
Howlett Associates Is the Leading Legionella Assessment and Water Treatment Company in Surrey
Howlett Associates is a leading water treatment company providing legionella risk assessment, water risk assessment, legionella treatment, steam boiler water treatment, cooling tower water treatment and water hygiene solutions, such as water softener, chemical cleaning of water systems and chlorination. The company operates across Surrey and the U.K., including Scotland.
Howlett Associates Offers a Comprehensive Range of Water Treatment Services in Surrey
Appropriate water treatment Surrey procedures are important in removing harmful and dangerous pollutants, including legionella. As one of the U.K.’s leading water treatment specialists, Howlett Associates offers reliable and complete legionella risk assessment, legionella treatment and water treatment Surrey programmes designed to control and prevent legionella risk, as well as prevent scale formation, corrosion, suspended solids and microbial fouling that cause waterborne pathogens. Water treatment Surrey procedures may include complete cleaning and disinfection of the necessary areas, de-scaling, tank replacement (if required) and applying paint and coatings for tank and pipework.