Water Hygiene and Legionella Control services by Jordan Environmental

WATER HYGIENE AND LEGIONELLA CONTROL

At Jordan Environmental we believe that Safe Clean Water is surely respected by all of us as one of the most essential requirements for people’s health, comfort and wellbeing and that ‘Water Hygiene’ should not just be seen as Legionella Control but with an ‘holistic’ viewpoint,  driven by desire for high standards rather than by the intimidation of legal compliance.

Good quality and hygienic water is an essential requirement for the health, comfort and wellbeing of building occupants. Legislation and Regulation should not have to be the driving force to this goal.

Water Hygiene & Legionella Control services by Jordan Environmental
In the late 1980s the awareness of the potentially fatal consequence of ‘legionellosis’ from building water systems triggered regulation to identify and control these risks.
This regulation evolved through EH48 and HSG70 to the most recent ACoP L8 and HSG274. These were supported by Professional Guidance from various sources, which now include BS8580 and BSRIA standards.
It therefore follows that within the Building Services Industry, ‘Water Hygiene’ is a phrase intrinsically linked to Legionnaire’s Disease and more recently, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Where many ‘so-called’ experts simply draw the clients attention to the latest regulations, we feel that our responsibility, as experienced and qualified specialists, is to assist in the correct interpretation of them. Whether this be for a minor monitoring regime or when dealing with complex situations, we ensure effective, informed and risk relevant advice.
We hope that through taking this attitude and working together, that we will create a level of understanding that allows the realisation of the value that correct and measured application of our services can deliver.

Ask yourself – does over-regulation create a ‘box ticking’ mentality which then hides the real benefits of Water Hygiene and Safe, Clean Water?

Delivering our comprehensive range of services with integrity, Jordan Environmental strive to offer ‘peace of mind’ and compliance, through realistic and pragmatic application of specialist services and equipment.

Water Hygiene & Legionella Control services by Jordan Environmental
  • Legionella Risk Assessments and Water Hygiene Reports
  • Water Hygiene (Legionella) Monitoring and Control Regimes (ACOP L8)
  • Water sampling and analysis (Bacteriological and chemical)
  • Legionella Awareness Training to site responsible persons
  • System disinfection regimes (maintenance/ emergency /new install)
  • Storage vessel cleaning and disinfection services
  • Continuous Disinfection Systems (Chlorine Dioxide/Silver Peroxide etc)
  • Storage vessel refurbishment / replacement

Services Summary

For a quick overview of what we do – take a look at our Summary of Services.

Also request TECHNICAL BULLETINS for more detailed information.

Building Engineering Services Association
Legionella Control Association
Constructionline
Commissioning Specialists Association
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Important information regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The following is not intended to add further anxiety to an already bad situation but is factual advice that Building Services Professionals should already be aware of, but which is worth repeating.

We are working in unprecedented and extraordinary times with the way that the Coronavirus Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic has suddenly impacted on all aspects of our lives.

It is therefore understandable that a majority of companies, organisations and institutions are focussing on their own strategies of operation and protection. At Jordan Environmental Ltd we are facing the same challenges.

A totally understandable reaction to the current Covid-19 issue is to close to all ‘outsiders’ but this ignores a foundation principle of COSHH and risk reduction.

The mitigation of one risk could be creating another.

This is what happening with Water Hygiene aspects.

We urge those responsible for the Building Water Services to consider this aspect when reducing occupancy levels or closing buildings, as the risk from waterborne bacteria, including Legionella, will become elevated as the risk of Covid-19 is reduced.

The mitigation of one risk could be creating another.

Information regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Bacteria inevitably colonise water systems and when these become irregularly used or mothballed in increasing levels of ‘Lockdown’, the bacteria will start to multiply.

The approach of the Spring and Summer, with higher ambient temperatures creating tepid water temperatures, will create ‘the perfect storm’!

We highly recommend that existing water hygiene regimes should be continued and as well as introduction of other additional aspects that can be undertaken by site staff.

Not every aspect of our service provision would be considered as ‘essential’ but ongoing legionella control and prevention is! This is recognised by leading professional organisations.

Please allow us to attend to your sites where at all possible. Our Water Hygiene Technicians are all well aware of risk levels and the practice of safe procedures.

We are here to assist and will be remaining open at all times for contact and advice, as a minimum.

The one certainty that is undeniable right now is uncertainty itself, so we at Jordan Environmental remain supportive to all clients and associates and wish you all Good Luck and Good Health at this time.

Yours sincerely
Alan Jordan
Managing Director

 

Disclaimer –

Although we are empathic to your current situations and concerns, we are duty bound, under the Legionella Control Association’s Code of Conduct (membership No. 2001/1209) and the adherence to HSE and COSHH principles, to inform you of the increased risks that will be created by cessation of Water Hygiene/Legionella Control Regimes.

Additionally, a Statutory duty to comply to Legionella Control procedures, that are primarily instructed within the Approved Code of Practice L8 and accompanying technical document HSE274 remains in place.

Information regarding COVID-19 Pandemic