The senior subject matter specialists at Water Treatment Services are experienced expert witnesses, providing independent, impartial and reliable advice on a range of engineering and environmental disputes involving the use, analysis and treatment of water, wastewater, effluent and air quality. Our specialists are often asked what is an expert witness, what do they do and how can they help avoid or resolve disputes?
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at the control of biofilm in industrial cooling water systems. The guide examines the problems caused by bacteria and the growth of biofilm including system corrosion, reduced heat transfer efficiency, and the increased health risks from Legionella bacteria. It concludes by looking at bacteria hot spots and what measures can be taken to maintain control.
In this article the healthcare water safety specialists at Water Treatment Services look at the control of legionella and other waterborne pathogens in hospitals and healthcare premises. The article considers what the risks are and the legal responsibilities for managing them, latest codes of practice and technical guidance, effective control measures; and concludes by reviewing the role of the Water Safety Group and effective risk management through detailed planning.
Following changes to the UK’s classification of carcinogens and workplace exposure limits the occupational health specialists at WTS have prepared this technical guidance note to help employers understand some of the significant changes that may affect them and their workers.
This practical guide to managing asbestos in the workplace has been written to offer support and guidance to business owners, employers and those responsible for health and safety. It will help the responsible person recognise and understand their obligations in managing and controlling the risks from asbestos at work.
The indoor air quality and ventilation specialists at WTS have written this introductory guidance note to help business owners and employers understand the health implications of dust exposure in the workplace.
This article looks how Covid-19 can be transmitted in the workplace and whether building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems can make matters worse. It explains how building owners and facilities managers can minimise airborne transmission by following a few simple steps, how changes or HVAC upgrades can help to reduce longer term risk, and why improving airflow patterns can have a significant impact on controlling disease spread. It concludes by looking at ways to minimise the spread of coronavirus between rooms and how this can be achieved.
This article looks at the potential health effects of drinking softened water. It explains how water softeners work, where they are used and considers some of the potential health concerns, highlighting a number of specific circumstances where softened water should be avoided. It concludes with some practical advice for those in hard water areas.