Legionella

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 […]

Guardian Water Treatment is still supplying Wallenius AOT

8th December 2017

Guardian Water Treatment is still fulfilling orders for Wallenius AOT. Our supplier’s changed but the product is exactly the same, offering the same chemical-free, low energy benefits to water purification. Wallenius has stopped supplying its product direct to the UK, but has passed on the baton to AOT BV, who we are now working with. […]

Reducing the growing threat of Legionella

6th December 2017

The number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease is on the up and those responsible for Legionella safety must increase their knowledge if they are to combat it. This was the warning issued CIPHE in November, following the sad death of Elaine Brown, who died in August after contracting Legionnaires’ disease from The Feathers Hotel in […]

Legionella awareness training bespoke to your business

9th August 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has launched a new bespoke Legionella Awareness course for cooling tower operators, ideal for building/facilities managers and maintenance staff. Delivered on-site at a client’s premises, training is tailored to the specific needs of a system, and takes place over a three week timeframe, allowing candidates to practically utilise their learning straight away. […]

Seven Facts You Should Know About Water Hygiene

10th July 2017

As the temperature rises so does the risk of Legionnaire’s disease. Employers, or those in charge of managing a building, or with health and safety responsibility, must know whether their water systems are safe. You Must Know the Dangers It’s a known fact that bacteria in water systems can be lethal. Perhaps the best-known hazard […]