In the UK landlords have a legal responsibility to manage the risks from legionella in their properties. In this article our water safety experts provide detailed legionella guidance for landlords and what they need to do to comply with the law, helping to sort fact from fiction.
In this article the environmental specialists at WTS consider the importance of air quality testing in both domestic and workplace environments. The article looks at the health and economic consequences caused by pollution, Sick Building Syndrome, what causes air pollution and how air testing can help improve home and workplace health and well-being, employee comfort, attendance and productivity issues.
This expert water quality guide considers the process of iron and manganese removal from water supplies and why it is important. The guide looks at the problems higher concentrations of both minerals can cause and the importance of water testing. It concludes with a review of the most popular options for the treatment of water containing higher levels of iron and manganese.
In this technical guide the industrial pre-treatment and water filtration specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the problems caused by membrane fouling. The guide looks at what causes it, how to detect it, and importantly, how to prevent or at least control it. It then goes on to consider the different techniques used to clean fouled membranes including mechanical and chemical methods, the benefits of pre-treatment of raw water sources, and concludes by considering aspects of good filtration system design.
This expert guide explains what duty holders, including employers, landlords and other people responsible for the management of property and facilities in the UK must do to minimise the risks from Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease in their workplace. The guide highlights the UK’s primary health and safety legislation covering the control of legionella, and sets out what duty holders need to do to comply with the law. It looks at the need to appoint a competent or responsible person, the importance of the risk assessment process, how to develop a written scheme of control, what practical measures can be taken to ensure water safety is maintained, and concludes with a review of what records need to be kept and for how long.
Cooling systems play an increasingly important role in the management of internal workplace environments. In this guide the experts at Water Treatment Services compare two of the most common types of cooling system, adiabatic cooling systems and open evaporative systems. The guide looks at how each one operates and the important differences between the two including the risks associated with legionella, how energy efficient they are, how much water they use, water treatment considerations and annual running costs.
The use of Thermostatic Mixing Valves or TMVs is now recognised as an essential tool, helping to protect young children and vulnerable adults from serious injury caused by scalding hot water. While such plumbing valves can offer significant protection to their users, they can also create some serious water safety issues if they are not serviced and maintained correctly. In this guide our water safety specialists explain what a TMV is, where they are fitted and how they work. The guide then looks at UK Building Regulations, safety laws and guidance; and how the additional risks from waterborne pathogens such as Legionella bacteria can be managed through effective maintenance and servicing.
In this expert guide the built-environment specialists at WTS consider how dampness and mould can affect your health both at home and in the workplace. The guide looks at what causes mould, how common the problem is and what can be done to prevent it.