Water Safety Plan / Written Scheme

Forming the foundation of a good water management system and providing a framework for achieving requirements detailed in guidance documents.


The development of a policy and technical procedures documentation, tailored to the client’s requirements, for the safe management and operation of water systems is critical in the quest to combat the risks associated with water hygiene.  These documents collectively, alongside training, auditing, records and other associated compliance items are referred to as a Written Scheme or Water Safety Plan.

Organisations will require a clear and concise water hygiene management policy to be communicated and implemented. Such a policy is the cornerstone for a successful risk management system.   Regular water safety audits will confirm the effectiveness of the policy throughout the organisation. 

Water hygiene and legionellosis are long term risk management issues. The safe management, design, operation, monitoring and maintenance of water systems are considered to be of utmost importance. A robust management system will ensure the small number of ubiquitous organisms within your water supply, are not allowed to multiply out of control.

The Water Hygiene Centre can provide:

  • Organisational policy
  • Central management procedures
  • Contractor procedures
  • Water hygiene management and technical procedures for site managers, in the format of site log books and water hygiene manuals
  • Standard specifications for all water hygiene remedial works

“At all times the independence of the Water Hygiene Centre ensures the advice given is objective and balanced.  We are very satisfied and happy to be your client and look forward to continuing our relationship with you.”

Claire Guise, Marie Curie

“I’m very happy with the excellent standard of service provided by the Water Hygiene Centre.  They always respond back with good advice and promptly as required. A pleasure to work with”.

Peter Hirons, UHB Facilities Ltd

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