Water treatment for hospitals and nursing homes

Guardian provides water treatment services for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare premises. Guardian Water Treatment has an expert support team on-hand to help facilities managers meet the requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8 2013 – The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (ACoP L8), protect patients and staff, maintain drinking water quality, while saving the costs and damaged reputations that poor water hygiene can bring.

We can consult on all types of healthcare establishment, at the construction stage, providing pre-commissioning cleaning, legionella risk assessments, subsequent water treatment and ongoing water system maintenance. Guardian uses traditional chemical water treatment as well as cutting-edge non-chemical treatment, Wallenius Advance Oxidation Technology (AOT).

All of our clients have access to GuardianCare, an online reporting system that enables works relating to a specific site to be viewed in real-time. No more waiting weeks for paperwork to arrive – all relevant documents, certificates, engineers’ work sheets or any other information can be viewed on-screen and printed instantly.

With downtime not an option for these buildings, Guardian’s water treatment teams work around the clock and are all CRB checked.

Air hygiene for hospitals and nursing homes

Air hygiene, facilitated by fit-for-purpose air ventilation, is essential in healthcare premises. With unwell people usually in residence, healthcare buildings, such as hospitals and nursing homes, must prioritise the well-being of patients, while protecting staff. Poor ventilation, which can cause Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), potentially exacerbates ill health.

Guardian Air Hygiene has a wealth of experience and expertise providing air hygiene services to the healthcare sector, safeguarding occupants, employees and patients in accordance with statutory requirements, including HTM 03-01: Specialised Ventilation for Healthcare Premises.

Most healthcare sites also contain kitchens, and Guardian delivers kitchen extract cleaning to prevent fire, odour, vermin and hygiene risks. We can assess a kitchen extract system to identify any problems and then provide on-going kitchen extract cleaning – an essential part of any commercial or public building’s health and safety policy. Guardian understands that downtime is not an option in the healthcare environment, so kitchen extract services can be carried out at a time to suit, ensuring loss of operation is kept to a minimum.