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 help you avoid contravening current regulations.

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

All disinfection works are carried out in line with the HPSC’s National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland (2009) and the UK’s 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 producing significant energy savings.

This means that you can rest assured that your maintenance standards are being met and that you have a clear audit trail in the event of an inspection. Plus tenants, staff and building users can also have peace of mind that all reasonable precautions are being taken to manage your responsibilities.

For more information about our water hygiene services, HBE manager, cleaning and disinfection, Legionella assessments and how to implement a Legionella Management programme call 01 257 3141 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.

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