Legionella

Do I need a legionella risk assessment?

18th August 2020

A competent Legionella risk assessment is essential for making sure water systems are not putting occupants at risk of Legionnaires’ Disease. A legionella risk assessment is a legal requirement in buildings with a high footfall of people such as hospitals, schools and commercial properties. This is part of the compliance criteria for ACoP L8 (Approved […]

Are you looking for legionella water treatment?

28th July 2020

Legionella water treatment and risk assessment services for in-use and empty buildings. During lockdown, many of the UK’s commercial and public buildings lay empty – many will remain this way for some time. Dormant buildings can create the perfect breeding ground for legionella bacteria, the precursor to the potentially deadly Legionnaire’s disease. As businesses welcome […]

Returning to work safely

25th June 2020

Many people are coming back to the workplace since lockdown restrictions were eased on the 4th July. Businesses must make sure that employees can return to work safely. 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 […]

Locked down buildings need more than flushing to ensure water quality

20th May 2020

Sky News have reported that ‘Businesses told to flush out water supply before reopening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria’. Toby Hunt from Guardian Water Treatment is urging responsible parties to proceed with caution when it comes to this task. The article from 20th May detailed guidance by Public Health England (PHE) for the ‘regular […]

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 […]

Legionella Policy for Schools and Universities

31st January 2019

Although legionella bacteria and its harmful effects are thankfully seldom experienced in the modern age, the threat is still very much real if building owners and organisations are not diligent in following the correct policies. While prevention is especially important in places where at-risk individuals such as the elderly and sick are housed – like […]

How can hotels protect against legionella?

5th September 2018

This summer has resulted in the usual spike in cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, the potentially deadly condition caused by bacteria growth in water that has been left to stagnate. In a recent case, The Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa in Wolverhampton was closed down by the City of Wolverhampton Council after legionella bacteria was […]

Heatwave brings increased Legionella risk

10th July 2018

The longest heatwave the UK has seen for 5 years is still in full swing.  Temperatures of over 28 degrees were recorded for 16 consecutive days this year, and it’s conditions such as these that present perfect Legionella breeding conditions. Landlords and facilities managers responsible for running of large commercial and residential buildings should be […]

Legionella Policy for Dental Practices

5th June 2018

Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. The most serious is Legionnaire’s disease, which is potentially fatal. Legionella bacteria live in water supplies so dental practices have a duty of care to protect their patients and staff from potential harm. Everyone is susceptible to infection. However, those over […]