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Management of dead legs and blind ends in water systems
There is a requirement for all building managers to ensure the safety of the public and employees so far as reasonably practicable. This requirement is set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act...
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Guide to Records & Record Keeping for Water Safety
In this blog, we consider records for water safety. When we say ‘records’ we don’t mean the round vinyl LP type (Handel’s ‘Water Music’, anyone?). No. We are focusing on records that form documented...
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How to reduce the risk of scalding
This blog sets out some of the risks from scalding to which vulnerable people may be exposed when bathing or showering and the key measures required to protect them.
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BS 8680:2020 Water Quality - Water Safety Plan - Code of practice
What does BS8680 on Water Safety Plan - Code of Practice mean to me? During the day-to-day management of domestic water systems, whether large or small, there are occasions when a problem occurs...
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Understanding TVC's
To better understand a ‘total viable count’ (TVC), it may be prudent to ask the following questions: What is a TVC and why do we sample/test for TVC? When do we sample/test for TVC? How do we...
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Scald Risk - TMT, or no TMV, that is the question.
One of the risks associated with water safety that require our attention is the risk of scalding. The HSE Information Sheet HSIS6, states “If hot water used for showering or bathing is above ...
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A Day in the Life… of Legionella Risk Assessor
I’m Neil and I joined the Water Hygiene Centre in 2021. My role within the company takes many forms, being a field-based Legionella Risk Assessor and a Technical Manager, giving a broad scope of...
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Water Safety: New Builds – Pitfalls and Downfalls
Managing the handover of a new build or construction project can be a challenging and complex process. Each project has its unique dynamics, and there can be both successes and failures throughout...
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Why Should you complete a Water Safety Project Design Review?
For starters, what is a Water Safety Project Design Review? Well, all projects go through many stages; from initial design to stages of installation, then commissioning and soft landings. Project...
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Our Environmental Responsibility
The environment is something we should all be concerned about. It’s not just about the trees and the air, it’s about the future survival of our planet, there is no ‘Planet B’. That means making...
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