ESGLI Guidance for managing Legionella in building water systems during the COVID-19 pandemic In the UK Legionella control is subject to statutory control under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and COSHH regulations. In other European countries regulation varies, but the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) maintains a group of…
After the increasingly common occurrence of flooding after winter storms it is important to be aware of the increased risk of infection by bacteria in contaminated drinking water.
Feedwater offers advice for when and what to sample for in flood hit areas.
Feedwater are one of the first laboratories in the UK to offer new qPCR rapid legionella testing. With results available in as quick as 6 hours it is possible to get results on the same day the sample arrives in to the lab.
Feedwater microbiological and chemistry water analysis offerings continue to grow.
Feedwater has proudly positioned itself as the all in one water treatment company carrying a wide gamut of products and services to cover the entirety of customer’s water treatment requirements. This has included having in-house chemistry and microbiological laboratories which process 10,000s of water samples for analysis every year.
Information obtained from regular monitoring can indicate:
whether or not water replacement and backwashing are being undertaken at sufficient frequency,
disinfectant levels are adequate,
show whether or not the operation of the water treatment plant is coping effectively with the bather load,
highlight any unnecessary hand dosing of water treatment chemicals,
provide information on the condition of the filter bed, and
provide advanced warning of failure of filter, pumps, valves etc.
We can break down the guidance for you in an easily digestible manner so that you can be clear on what the guidance says and what you should be doing in your situation. Be aware that sometimes there is no requirement or need to sample. But in some cases sampling is required, especially in care homes and health care premises.
We get asked this questions a lot so we came up with an article to cover what you may consider.
Have a read and make an informed decision on what, if anything, you should test your potable/drinking water for.
Feedwater is a provider of Online training courses Industry in the UK constantly faces new rules, regulations and legislation requiring greater safety & more preventative measures to keep companies workforces heathy and safe. One of the main measure pushed is training and competency, however it can be an expensive and time consuming process to bring in…
With such demand to know more about legionella risk assessments on let properties; Feedwater made the effort to go down and represent at the Wirral landlord forum at the Village hotel, Bromborough on the 14th of May. The event was well attended and set up to be an education affair for landlord from around the…
Feedwater offer landlord legionella training Feedwater’s Technical Manager Gary Hogben will be performing a Landlord and properties legionella awareness course on June the 25th at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton, Merseyside. The Event will offer guidance on performing your own assessments of rented properties and what your responsibilities as the duty holder are. Tools and…