This article looks at the subject of water resilience, what it means; and how and why it is becoming an increasingly important issue for societies around the globe. It examines the impact of climate change, water scarcity and the growing trend for smaller, decentralised water systems and strategies that can improve the longer term resilience of water systems.
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.
Whether plumbing systems are used at home or at work, each winter brings with it sub-zero temperatures and the risk of frozen pipes and the damage that it can bring.
As soon as the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero, there is the possibility that your pipes might freeze, landing you with a big bill for fixing them, and a mess to clear-up when the temperature rises again and they start to thaw out.
Trade effluent is defined as any liquid waste which is discharged into the public sewerage system from a business. Sewage and waste produced in residential homes is not defined as trade effluent, only waste which comes from a commercial establishment.
This technical troubleshooting guide looks at closed water systems, highlighting the most common problems that affect such closed heating and chilled water systems. The guide examines the problems of scale, corrosion, foaming and the build-up of bacteria and biofilm in closed loops. It also gives guidance on the selection and application of specialist water treatment chemicals designed to tackle specific issues.