When should I test for legionella is one of the key questions which anyone with responsibility for the management and control of health and safety in the workplace, and in particular the delivery of safe water supplies asks. Read more
This equipment selection guide reviews the use of closed system filters in closed heating and cooling water systems. The guide looks at the different types of filtration system available, why you should be using one, how they work, understanding temperature and pressure considerations, and the benefits this type of closed loop filtration can deliver. Read more
The air quality specialists at WTS examine the impact of radon gas inside homes, in the workplace, and the potential health effects that can result from prolonged exposure.
The article explains what radon is, where it is found in the UK, what are considered safe limits, and the health effects of exposure. It then looks at how indoor air quality testing can be used to help identify the problem, and a number of practical measures that can be taken to make buildings safe from the harmful effects of radon gas. Read more
In this article the indoor air quality specialists at WTS take a look at mould and the health risks associated with its growth, damp problems and exposure to airborne spores, both in the home and the workplace.
We consider who is most at risk to the effects of exposure, typical symptoms and how it can affect your health. We then look at techniques to tackle typical root-causes of the problem, how to remove the mould itself and how specialist mould testing can help resolve the issues. Read more
Understanding offline boiler corrosion prevention, protection and control is essential for businesses that regularly rotate their steam boilers, or periodically take them out of service for other reasons. In this article the industrial steam generation specialists at Water Treatment Services consider the most common techniques for protecting boiler systems from the damaging effects of corrosion whilst offline.
Recognising the different types of corrosion in water systems, understanding how and why they occur, and their effect on system metallurgy is an essential stage in the development of any effective water treatment programme for the control of corrosion in steam, cooling and closed systems.
A clear understanding of the importance of workplace exposure limits, the COSHH regulations and the Health and Safety Executives EH40 is essential for all UK businesses and those responsible for workplace safety if they are to safeguard the health of their employees and maintain regulatory compliance in this important area of occupational hygiene.
In this article we review the rare but serious lung condition known as Legionnaires’ disease looking at its diagnosis, treatment and consider whether it is preventable.
We start by reviewing typical symptoms and what’s involved in diagnosing the condition, how it can be treated and conclude with measures that can be put into place to control the risks to people, including the management of water safety in engineered water systems.