Welcome to Environmental Water Services Limited
May we take this opportunity to introduce Environmental Water Services Limited. EWS Ltd has been established since 1990 specialising in water hygiene services and been working for many years with high profile health & fitness leisure clubs and international hotel chains nationwide and throughout Europe.
Good maintenance and regular servicing, cleaning and chlorination of pipe systems, cold water storage tanks, swimming pool & spa balance tanks and associated pipework/systems, shower heads and DHW cylinders can greatly reduce the growth of bacteria which causes legionella pneumophila and waterborne bacteria to grow.
EWS Ltd specialise in all aspects of water hygiene works, particularly the sampling of all water facilities, cleaning and chlorination of water tanks, swimming pool & spa balance tanks and services in industrial and commercial premises.
EWS Ltd employs the services of a fully qualified independent UKAS accredited microbiologist who carries out the analysis of the water samples. These samples are taken to ensure that the system is clear of contamination.
All EWS Ltd engineers are City & Guilds certified in Confined Spaces Training, (ie.vessel entry/water tanks), thermostatic mixing valve in-service testing and cold water storage tank cleaning and chlorination. EWS Ltd is LCA registered, Safecontractor and Constructionline accredited. One of our engineers is a senior member of The Water Management Society and Water Board approved Plumber.
All works are completed to L8 specifications (The Health and Safety Commissions approved code of Practice L8 Legionnaires Disease), specifically HSG274 Part 2, and as outlined in the HSE: HSG282 – The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa pool systems and HSG179 – managing Health and Safety in swimming pools (pool water advisory group).
OBLIGATIONS OF THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON
The Responsible Person ought to be identified within your water risk assessment for the named site.
HOT AND COLD WATER SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS
Your obligations as outlined in The Health and Safety Executive Approved code of Practice L8 ‘Legionnaires Disease: The control of legionella bacteria in Water systems ‘2013, The Health and Safety Commission’s HSG 274 Part 2, each enforceable under The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 and COSHH regulations 2002 recommends all showers heads and hoses are disinfected at least quarterly or as per rate of fouling; TMVs are serviced at least annually or per manufacturers recommendations; water sampling and analysis is carried out as per recommendations outlined in the risk assessment; CWS tanks are inspected at least annually and any necessary maintenance carried out; little used outlets are flushed weekly; and all sentinel outlet temperatures are monitored monthly.
MANAGING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN SWIMMING POOLS AND SPA POOLS
Your obligations as outlined in the HSE: HSG282 – The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa pool systems and HSG179 – Managing Health and Safety in swimming pools recommends: swimming pools and spa pools/hot tubs are sampled and analysed for TVCs monthly; spa pools and hot tubs are sampled and analysed for legionella at least quarterly; all showers heads and hoses are disinfected at least quarterly or as per rate of fouling; spa pool balance tanks are cleaned bi annually and main pool balance tanks are cleaned annually.
For example a Hotel / School with leisure facilities:
- Weekly outlet flushing of the hot and cold water services
- Monthly temperature monitoring of hot and cold water services
- Monthly sampling and analysis of swimming pool / spa pool for TVCs
- Quarterly shower head/spray head / tap cleaning and disinfection
- Quarterly sampling and analysis of spa pools for legionella
- Six monthly spa pool balance tank cleaning, cold water storage tank inspections, bi-annual sampling of hot and cold water services and thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) servicing
- Annual cold water storage tank clean and disinfection, main pool balance tank cleans and visual checks of calorifiers and thermal disinfection of calorifiers