World Plumbing Day: Tips for keeping your pipework pristine

Make sure your pipework is pristine this World Plumbing Day

KEEPING the plumbing in your premises in tip top condition should be a key priority for any business owner – not just on World Plumbing Day but every day.

Making sure water monitoring is up to date and regular legionella testing is carried out are just two of the ways to help to make sure the water systems in your offices are safe and that your staff are protected.

On World Plumbing Day, we’re highlighting the health and safety actions you can take today to ensure the plumbing in your building always stays pristine.

Book a legionella risk assessment on World Plumbing Day

Legionella bacteria represents a serious risk to health if it is found inside your water system.

Left undetected, water droplets which contain legionella bacteria could be inhaled leading to Legionnaires’ Disease, an illness which can be particularly serious among the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

The only way to check for legionella is by carrying out a full risk assessment of your water systems, which involves:

  • Identifying, quantifying and assessing the potential sources of risk of exposure to the Legionella bacteria
  • Assessing the existing control measures already in place, such as service records, cleaning and monitoring regimes
  • Assessing the level of training, awareness and competence in regard to the management of legionella bacteria
  • Providing guidance on any remedial actions to reduce any potential exposure to legionella bacteria.

The survey will look for any non-Water Regulations Approval Scheme approved fittings, poor cold water tank or hot water cylinder conditions, check the temperature profiling and access to all areas which require monitoring and maintenance by law.

Once complete, you will receive a full report containing any recommendations for legionella treatment remediation, if it is necessary.

Do your homework on World Plumbing Day with our latest book

Once you’ve booked an appointment for your legionella risk assessment you might want to take some time to learn more about legionella and what it means for the future of your business.

Health and safety experts Ian Stone and Neil Munro are here to help with their latest book Legionella: The Dark Arts, which is now available to buy on Amazon.

Launched to coincide with World Book Day, the book explains in simple terms what legionella is, the dangers it poses to the safety and wellbeing of your team and, most importantly, helpful advice about what you can do about it.

Available in paperback, audio and e-book formats, Legionella: The Dark Arts is a must-have read for anyone involved in facilities management and health and safety this World Plumbing Day.

It has already earned a number of five-star reviews on Amazon and is a complete A-Z how to tackle legionella bacteria effectively, giving clear, concise details about the steps you should take to ensure the people around you are safe and protected.

As an added bonus, this important book features helpful worksheets to support your own monitoring, details about where to store your documents safely and relevant support to ensure you stay up to date with the all latest rules and regulations on World Plumbing Day and beyond.

Neil said: “What’s great about the book is that you can read it cover to cover, flip through the relevant sections or use it as a reference guide as and when you need it – whatever works best for you or your team. At the back, you will also find sample recording sheets so you can monitor water temperature yourself and keep a close eye on any changes.”

For all your health and safety needs visit https://acornhealthandsafety.co.uk/ today or contact us at info@acornhealthandsafety.co.uk or on 01604 930380.


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