Education Sector Experience

Case Study – Education


Lancaster University


Lancaster, UK


Water Hygiene and Risk Compliance Services

HBE has been selected as a partner for Water Hygiene and Risk Compliance Services under the APUC Framework. We already support many Education and Library Boards as well as Universities, Colleges and Schools across the UK and Ireland to provide safe working environments for their staff, visitors and students.

The Lancaster University site incorporates over one hundred university buildings, inclusive of Halls of Residents, Academic Buildings including science laboratories, Administrative offices, Retail outlets, such as on-site banking, and modern health and leisure centres with a large indoor swimming pool and gymnasium.

The Challenge

The campus is a multi-faceted environment, featuring a huge range of different needs, challenges, risks and opportunities. It is a complex matter to safeguard the well-being of students and staff; ensure legislative compliance; and maximise cost effectiveness and competitiveness in the educational marketplace.

With over 12,500 students and 3,025 staff using the 100 site on a daily basis it is essential that the Board were able to deliver their services in a safe and healthy environment. As with any engineered water system, Legionella was identified as a high risk.

Project Details

The HBE  programme includes Legionella Control Measures that incorporate a temperature and flushing based regime within its hot and cold water systems and includes reviews of the existing Risk Assessments and providing updated Risk Assessments for the newly constructed or Refurbished campus premises along with water systems clean and disinfection.

We also provide, develop and maintain both hard and electronic versions of the water system logbook for each premises, which together with our risk assessments are uploaded onto our compliance management software system.

Our comprehensive legionella service provides the University with a cost effective support service in line with ACoP L8 and other guidance.

Our services include identification of Remedial tasks, which provides business continuity peace of mind from the threat of potential water leakage that would have a dramatic effect on the university business bottom line costs and ensure both compliance with ACoP L8 and in maintaining safe water quality.

Our dedicated account management team in support of our experienced locally employed technicians and consultants provide a holistic and hands-on approach to managing the contract, providing detailed reports through our Compliance Management Software System.

Key Project Information

  • 360 acre site with 12,500 students and 3,025 staff
  • Locally employed, qualified HBE Environmental Services team on site
  • Provision of Legionella Risk Assessments and monitoring services
  • Provision of an on-line Compliance Management System
  • Associated remedial and mechanical works

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