Further to recent messages from WCS Group, we would like to pass on a summary of current advice directly from the latest HSE bulletin (dated 2nd April 2020).
Patient safety is of the highest priority for care homes, and the challenge is always how to best protect patients within budget and time constraints. One of the biggest threats to patient safety is the risk of disease – with Legionella control being a legal duty. By working with a water treatment provider to devise and implement a water safety plan that maintains water hygiene, you can achieve these essential goals and reduce the cost of doing so.
WCS Group are regularly in contact with several regulatory and advisory bodies in the UK, keeping our customers up to date with the latest guidance and best advice surrounding water management.
During the current coronavirus pandemic, focus has rightly been on the safety and well being of staff members and the general public with regard to tackling the spread of the virus and it becomes easy to lose focus on our general day to day priorities.
Further to recent communications, we write to advise WCS Group's position on the current COVID-19 pandemic. This communication is designed to let you know we are here to help, to be flexible and also here to ensure that we help to keep you, your people and customers safe.
Managing and monitoring a water system to inhibit Legionella is a legal requirement, with any water system susceptible to outbreaks. So what should you know about Legionella prevention and what actions do you need to take?
Water and energy efficiency is a key consideration in almost any industry – but it’s particularly relevant to the care sector, where energy and water are an essential resource that plays a key role when caring for the elderly or the vulnerable. Conservation of both are the key to reducing costs of operation and helping to meet all of our environmental targets.
Closed loop water systems are used in a variety of industrial processes – perhaps the most common is in heating systems. They have a number of advantages over open water systems, including greater efficiency and lower maintenance requirements but it would be wrong to think of them as maintenance-free.
Whether driving your operational processes in factory or industrial facility or working behind the scenes in any type of domestic or commercial building, water requires the right level of treatment to ensure safety, compliance and longevity in the water system.