Water Hygiene Management

Water Hygiene 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 monitoring, cleaning and disinfection, flushing and sampling programmes and how to implement a Legionella Management programme call 0333 207 5744 / +353 1890 201018 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.

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Hotel goes into administration after Legionnaires’ disease death

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Administrators have been called into a Hotel where two guests contracted Legionnaires' Disease a year ago, one of whom died.

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Repeated Water Hygiene failures end in £800k fine for Autoparts Manufacturer

July 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Repeated Water Hygiene failures end in £800k fine for Autoparts Manufacturer

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Care Home provider fined £3m for Legionella failings

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Care Home provider fined £3m for Legionella failings

A well-known care home provider has been fined £3m following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

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Health Trust fined for Legionella control failings

May 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Health Trust fined for Legionella control failings

A UK health trust has been fined for failing to control the risk to patients from exposure to legionella bacteria in its water systems.

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Jacuzzi and Hot Tub Legionnaires’ Disease risks

January 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Jacuzzi and Hot Tub Legionnaires’ Disease risks

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