Water Hygiene Management

Cleaning & Disinfection – Water Management

Water systems are integral to many industrial processes and are a necessary requirement in nearly all domestic and commercial environments. Efficient operation of these systems is essential to minimising running costs and maintaining production.

Of equal importance are safety and hygiene considerations, particularly with regard to the control of Legionella bacteria. Neglected water tanks and systems are high-risk areas for the proliferation of these bacteria, as they thrive in contaminated or stagnant conditions.

When water droplets from these sources are disseminated and breathed-in, this can result in the spread of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Our services

Cleaning & Disinfection of Water Systems

HBE offers the complete water hygiene programme to ensure that your water systems comply with the latest Health and Safety Guidelines and will avoid contravening current regulations.

Our skilled and experienced team of Environmental Services technicians is trusted by many companies across key sectors such as FM companies, pharmaceutical, health trusts and education across the UK and Ireland, to carry out cleaning and disinfection on their hot & cold water systems.

All disinfection works are carried out in line with the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (ACoP L8 HSG274).

We are an active Class 1 member of the Legionella Control Association, so our work is also registered under the Conditions of Compliance of the Code of Conduct.

Cleaning & Disinfection for Cooling Towers

The cleaning & disinfection of cooling towers will help you to comply with local legislation on the control of Legionella bacteria. Most legislation and guidance on Legionella control advocates the cleaning and disinfection of cooling towers on a six monthly basis in order to maintain water cleanliness and minimise bacterial growth.

In addition to discharging your legislative responsibility, there are more economic reasons to implement a Cleaning & Disinfection programme for your cooling towers. Routine cleaning helps you to reduce your carbon footprints by increasing the cooling system efficiency thereby helping to save you money. This in turn reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels and thus produces significant energy savings.

For more information about our water hygiene services including cleaning and disinfection, Flushing, Legionella sampling and monitoring programmes and how to implement a Legionella Management programme call 0845 6399 673 / +353 (0) 1 257 3141 from Ireland or email enquiries@hberm.com

The Legislation

Guidance on controlling Legionella bacteria in water systems, ACoP L8 and BS8558, covers the need for routine monitoring and cleaning of all potential risk systems. Visit our resource centre for further information.

Recent News

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Disneyland Park cooling towers shut down after Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Disneyland Park cooling towers shut down after Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Orange County health officials have identified the iconic Disneyland Park as a common location for nine of the Legionnaires' Disease cases reported during September

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£1 million fine imposed on Hot Tub store after 2012 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

July 10th, 2017|Comments Off on £1 million fine imposed on Hot Tub store after 2012 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

A Discount Warehouse store has been fined £1m for their failings in 2012, where a Legionnaires' disease outbreak was caused by a display hot tub in the store, where 21 people were infected with Legionella bacteria, two of whom died.

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Spa Pool Technical Guidance HSG282 released

February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Spa Pool Technical Guidance HSG282 released

HSE's technical guidance HSG282: The control of legionella and other infectious agents in Spa-Pool systems has been released.

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Care Home chain resident dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

October 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Care Home chain resident dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

An inquest has heard that both process & training requirements were ignored at the Essex care home of a well known chain before the death of a resident from Legionnaires' disease.

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Company fined £1.8m for Legionella management failings

September 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Company fined £1.8m for Legionella management failings

A large UK Company has been fined £1.8m after Harlow Council prosecuted the company for failing to manage Legionella risks on its sites.