Water treatment for schools, colleges and universities

Guardian provides water treatment services for a range of educational establishments, including schools, colleges and universities. Guardian Water Treatment has an expert support team on-hand to help local authorities and facilities managers meet the requirements of Approved Code of Practice L8 2013 – The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (ACoP L8), protect pupils 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 educational 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 term-time downtime not an option for these buildings, Guardian’s water treatment teams work around the clock and are all engineers are CRB checked.

Air hygiene for schools, colleges and universities

Keeping air clean and hygienic is essential in educational establishments, with poor air hygiene potentially affecting pupils’ concentration. Where air temperature and flow is controlled via heating and ventilation systems, air handling and air conditioning units; bacteria, unwanted particles and allergens can be a problem, affecting the efficiency and safe running of plant, while causing health issues for building occupants known as ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ (SBS). Guardian provides air hygiene services, to keep air clean and air movement systems working efficiently, preventing SBS.

Schools, colleges and universities all 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 the time constraints of educational establishments, so kitchen extract services can be carried out at a time to suit, ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum.