Legionella

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

14th March 2017

Guardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds.  Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, we’ve expanded from our Essex-base in order to better serve our northern operations. Employing the latest sustainable technologies, Guardian Water Treatment works with facilities managers and building services engineers in both domestic and commercial buildings to provide ‘whole life’ air and […]

How can landlords keep their tenants safe?

15th November 2016

Landlords in the UK have a duty of care to ensure that the properties they let out are safe and free from health hazards, but, despite this, new figures from housing charity Shelter suggest that four in ten British Homes aren’t up to standard. In an attempt to tackle the problem of bad landlords giving […]

An Overview of Health and Safety Legislation Related to Water Treatment

9th November 2016

Health and safety legislation, which covers water treatment practices, aims to minimise risk to building occupants and members of the public. The law, as discussed in the following article, applies to commercial settings. Hygiene is paramount when it comes to designing and maintaining water systems, whether for drinking water or facilities. The following provides a […]

Training needed to prevent Legionella

16th August 2016

Following a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides end-of-life care in South London, the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has emphasised the importance of proper controls in public buildings, with legionella training essential for responsible parties. The Hospice has been named as a source of Legionnaire’s disease following […]

Legionella risk during summer

20th June 2016

After a long, wet winter, today (20th June) is officially the first day of summer with the heat and humidity increasing Legionella risk. According to Public Health England, cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the UK usually increase during the summer months, peaking between July and September.  In 2013, more than a fifth of all cases […]

Water treatment jobs – we’re recruiting!

16th May 2016

We’re recruiting to fill a range of water treatment jobs. Guardian is a growing company and we need enthusiastic, proactive and skilled people to add to our team; to fulfill Guardian’s existing portfolio and help win us more work. We’ve got jobs for experienced water treatment engineers, apprentices and office-based staff, at locations throughout the […]

New look Guardian Water Treatment

19th April 2016

If you’re reading this, you’ll be aware that we’ve launched a new website, created to better demonstrate the breadth of our expertise, showcase our integrated approach – from construction and fit-out, through to on-going maintenance – while keeping visitors up to date with the latest Guardian and industry news via our blog.   The website forms […]

Careers in Water Treatment

13th April 2016

Nothing is more fundamental to a healthy environment and community than water. Most people in the ‘First World’ are lucky enough to take clean water for granted; with a turn of the kitchen tap we have access to endless supply of clean, safe water. But water hygiene is about more than making water safe for […]

Chemical-free water treatment for hotels

5th April 2016

Water treatment for hotels: cut chemicals and chlorine Hotels and leisure facilities include lots of water, for general drinking, heating and hot water, plus many also include swimming pools and spas. If these water systems are not built and maintained correctly, water hygiene issues can effect efficiency and pose risk to human health. Warm water […]

How to build-in legionella prevention

27th October 2015

Effective legionella prevention must begin at the specification stage, with building designers and installers aware of the risks associated with some modern trends.