Legionella Research and Development

HBE’s experience and track record in managing the environmental risk arising from legionella bacteria has led us to be recognised as a leading provider of consultancy and control services across the UK and Ireland.

Throughout HBE’s existence, we continually focus on innovation, developing new methodologies and consistently enhancing and extending our product offering.

HBE’s R&D current focus is on process innovation and optimisation to benefit our client base and advancement of  the industry protocols as a whole. Enhancement of current legionella control guidelines and regulations through the integration of technological advancements has the potential to lead to greater levels of control of the bacteria and thus save more lives and protect the public from illness.

To aid us in our quest, HBE have developed a Legionella Centre of Excellence to facilitate our R&D programme.

Advancements, whilst potentially providing great benefits to peoples’ occupational health, have to be mirrored with robust research to validate and verify that the innovation is at least similar to or better than the methods laid down in the current regulations, before rolling out to help protect public health, our Legionella Centre of Excellence will allow us to undertake this work.

Our current research projects focus on the:

  • Application of technology to improve control.
  • Deployment of new biocidal chemistry to improve rates of disinfection.
  • Creation of processes to reduce water consumption and the impact of control programmes client buildings.