WHY DO YOU NEED WATER QUALITY TESTING DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC ?
Updated: Jan 11
There are few things more important than having clean water at work or at home.
When you pour yourself a glass of water, the last thing you want is to be unsure about its quality. You may have some questions about the best practices.
How often do you have to test?
What is the purpose?
What are you testing for?
Answering these questions can help you maintain a safe water quality in your water well.
Employers, the self-employed and people in control of premises, such as landlords, have a duty to protect people by identifying and controlling risks associated with legionella.
If your building was closed or has reduced occupancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for example , water system stagnation can occur due to lack of use, increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease.
You should review your risk assessment and and manage the legionella risks when you:
* reinstate a water system or start using it again
If the water system is still used regularly, maintain the appropriate measures to prevent legionella growth.
You can find out what Legionnaires’ disease is, where it comes from, how people get it and symptoms and treatment here : https://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/what-is.htm
At Nationwide FM Services , we employ qualified water testing and sampling specialist who can visit your premises so you can have piece of mind about the quality of the water in your premises.
For more information , please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link