Expansion vessels and legionella risks

Guide to Expansion Vessels & Legionella Risks

In this expert guide the specialists at Water Treatment Services examine the use of expansion vessels, legionella risks and what can be done to manage those risks in line with current health and safety guidance from the Health and Safety Executive including ACOP L8 and HSG274 Part 2.

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HSE ACOP L8 Download

HSE ACOP L8 Download – Controlling Legionella in Water Systems

The Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 – “Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems” is aimed at those with responsibility for the control of legionella in water systems. This includes dutyholders, employers, those in control of premises including landlords and those with health and safety responsibilities for others. If that describes you, or if you are involved with the control of legionella at your place of work then get up to speed by downloading your complimentary copy of the HSE’s ACOP L8 now – simply use the download button below.

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Guide to Treating Industrial Effluent

Guide to Treating Industrial Effluent (Trade Effluent)

Our expert guide to treating industrial effluent, often referred to as trade effluent, examines the use and selection of speciality wastewater treatment chemicals including coagulants and flocculants and how they work. It reviews common treatment techniques including clarification, dissolved air flotation (DAF), filtration and biological treatments. It also considers techniques used for sludge dewatering and concludes with a guide to selecting the best treatment products for various wastewater streams.

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What Gases Cause Indoor Air Pollution

What Gases Cause Indoor Air Pollution & How To Prevent It?

It’s not news that gases polluting the air we breathe, even in minute quantities, can have a huge effect on the health and wellbeing of building occupants. Worryingly, many of the most dangerous gases found inside buildings have no smell or colour, and so often the first indication that there might be a problem with indoor air pollution is staff members complaining of headaches, nausea or a general feeling of being unwell.

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Being a Duty Holder for Legionella – What Does it Mean?

Being a Duty Holder for Legionella – What Does it Mean?

Here we take a look at what it means to be the duty holder, responsible for the control of legionella and Legionnaires’ disease risks in a business. In the UK legionella control is just one of the many issues which business owners, directors and senior managers have to be on top of – it’s a legal requirement.

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Industrial Water Reuse in Manufacturing

Industrial Water Reuse – The Role of Water in Manufacturing Processes

Most industrial and manufacturing processes, whatever the industry sector, tend to use good quality or even purified water in one or more of their stages. Despite it being such a commonly used resource, there are a lot of misconceptions about how we reuse water which could have a major impact on how effective our processes are, both from a cost and environmental perspective. Read on to find out about the most common misconceptions surrounding the use and reuse of water in manufacturing processes, and what we can do about them.

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Dust monitoring in the workplace

Dust Monitoring & Workplace Testing

There are any number of reasons why dust in the air could become a problem in your home or workplace. Sometimes dust can be a temporary issue caused by building work or external environmental conditions like a strong wind blowing sand, dust or pollen around more than usual. However, dust can become a real health issue in workplaces where the activities of the business itself result in high levels of dust and fine airborne particles (particulates) being created. This type of air pollution can lead to a significant decrease in air quality, and prolonged exposure can lead to conditions including coughs, wheeziness and headaches. Dealing with dust is usually straightforward, but first you need to identify whether or not you have a problem and this is where dust monitoring and indoor environmental testing come in to play.

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