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.
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.
Pure water is essential in healthy fruit and vegetable growth, but are producers’ water supplies pure enough to deliver cost and efficiency savings that will help them thrive? Tim Gaston, WCS Group’s Head of Engineering, shares insights around water purification and disinfection.
The system provides valuable real-time data and analysis on closed system water condition and revolutionises water system management by continuously monitoring the conditions than can cause corrosion before any damage occurs.
TT Games has recently awarded a water treatment and water hygiene contract to WCS Group covering all UK facilities. The contract will cover all aspects of water hygiene including Legionella Risk Assessment services to ensure compliance with ACoP L8 and chemical treatment programmes designed to reduce energy and water consumption maximising operating efficiency.
WCS Group, the water treatment division ofMarlowe plc’s (parent) critical services group, has acquired the commercial water treatment, hygiene and Legionella testing, safety and compliance interests and assets of Suez Water Conditioning Services (WCS) UK. WCS Group is now the No.1 UK water treatment and engineering support business with circa £40 million annualised revenue.
WCS Group, the water treatment division of Marlowe plc’s (parent) critical services group, has acquired Kingfisher Environmental Services Ltd. WCS Group now delivers water treatment, testing, hygiene, regulatory compliance and training to over 3,300 customers and enjoys £26 million annualised revenue.