Returning to work safely

25th June 2020

With further lockdown restrictions set to ease on the 4th July, many more people are now returning to work. To make this transition as smooth as possible, feeling safe in the work environment is key to the success of the ‘new normal’. There are many things to consider – social distancing, increased cleanliness, potential to […]

Locked down buildings need more than flushing to ensure water quality

20th May 2020

Following a report on Sky News headed ‘Businesses told to flush out water supply before reopening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria’, Toby Hunt from Guardian Water Treatment, urges responsible parties to proceed with caution when it comes to this task – it is not a standalone solution. The article, which appeared on the 20th […]

Guardian welcomes BG 29/2020

14th May 2020

Guardian Water Treatment welcomes the latest addition of BSRIA’s guide to Precomissioning Cleaning of Pipework Systems – BG29/2020.  The sixth version of this important document, which was published on 30th April, includes a range of new guidance in order to reflect changes in industry best practice since the last 2012 edition. Most notably for Guardian […]

Monitoring helps maintain social distancing during COVID 19

30th April 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic has really brought the important role of water monitoring to the fore, with remote, 24/7 solutions such as Hevasure allowing locked down buildings to be safely checked continuously, reducing the need to send people on site, thus assisting with social distancing. At the latest iconic skyscraper building in London, Hevasure’s remote […]

Locked down but not forgotten

16th April 2020

Don’t ignore essential legionella treatment in abandoned buildings The COVID 19 crisis has left UK businesses in a state of limbo. With the advice to work from home where possible, many commercial buildings now lie empty and the return of people is not likely for a number of weeks. When it comes to the water […]

Keeping safe during COVID 19

23rd March 2020

Guardian Water Treatment is committed to keeping staff, customers and people using the buildings we work in safe. While the situation relating to COVID 19 is constantly evolving, this is our current position. Many of Guardian Water Treatment’s services are critical, preventing legionella and other waterborne diseases, and ensuring air quality. They are underpinned by […]

Water Treatment in London

10th March 2020

Water is intrinsic to almost every aspect of our lives, from basic functions such as drinking and washing through to manufacturing, the built environment, heating and cooling; and even our use of the internet – every gigabyte of data we use has a water footprint of around 250 litres. London requires 2.6 billion litres of […]

A guide to guides: How to use industry guidance

26th February 2020

For those responsible for the maintenance and management of HVAC water systems, industry guidance documents from organisations such as HSE and BSRIA provide an essential reference. Based on the latest British and European standards, these documents give best practice guidance and the latest thinking on the various stages of water treatment; from design and pre-commissioning […]

Monitoring in Buildings

12th February 2020

Buildings are becoming ever more intelligent, with environmental factors and energy usage routinely monitored through centralised Building Management Systems (BMS). The Internet of Things (IoT) has developed over the last 50 years, from the early days of computer control to the smart technology we see today; influencing the way commercial buildings are designed, constructed and […]

What is BG29?

28th January 2020

What is BG29 and is it a legal requirement for pre-commissioning cleaning? BG 29/2020 ‘Pre-Commission Cleaning of Pipework Systems’ is the 6th edition of the BSRIA guidance relating to pre-commissioning cleaning in closed circuit water systems, replacing BG 29/2012. It contains best practice guidance on pre-commissioning cleaning, from system design to practical completion and handover, […]