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Water Hygiene & Legionella Services

Water safety and legionella control specialists

Water Hygiene Services

 

uRisk Water Hygiene is a nationwide water hygiene specialist with over 25 years of experience. Our team of engineers are strategically located throughout the UK to offer you local support and excellent water customer service.

 As water hygiene specialists we service any premises that have access to a water supply. So, whether you work in commercial offices, healthcare, medical centres, dental practices, care homes, education, local council, accommodation, or any other industry, we’re here to help.

At uRisk, we believe people are at the heart of our business. It is through this team spirit that we can create an exciting environment for our team to excel and our customers to enjoy superb water hygiene customer service. This is why when you choose uRisk you choose a water hygiene company you can rely on.

Water Treatment

 

uRisk is your one stop shop for water hygiene services & water treatment to ensure you remain fully HSE compliant and current with all your water safety responsibilities. From water chlorination and monitoring the quality of your water either onsite or remotely, to specific Legionella services such as an L8 Risk Assessment, Legionella Testing, Water Tank Cleaning and Remedial Works. We are proud to service clients across the UK and are always happy to offer free advice on what water treatment services are most relevant and suitable for your site & situation, including our DIY legionella testing kit

Do I need Legionella Control?

 

Legionella is a clever bacteria that can be found in any water system including systems with or without cold water storage tanks. There are many reasons why Legionella grows in a water system, these include: areas of little use allowing water to stagnate, temperatures between 20-50°C, nutrients such as debris, limescale, foreign bodies. Materials that encourage growth such as rusted steel, rubber, and lead. Non water regulations advisory scheme (WRAS) fittings that do not comply water regulation standards to name a few. This means that whether you have one or two hundred sinks, or you have mains water supply, a combi boiler and no tank, that you still need a legionella risk assessment as all water systems have the potential to breed harmful bacteria such as legionella, E.coli, coliforms and the like.

Our best advise is that control and prevention is better than the cure. Beat Legionella by controlling and preventing growth, avoiding expensive and unnecessary remedial works and disinfections. By undertaking a risk assessment, remediating the risks found, and undertaking your monitoring requirements set out by the HSE, in the HSG 274 part 2, you’ll help minimise the risk of exposure to Legionella and avoid expensive reactive works to remove Legionella by taking action before grows.

Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease

 

Legionella is a common bacterium found in natural environments including ponds, rivers and lakes. The bacteria can also be supplied in small counts within mains water supply. Where there is water and the conditions of creating water droplets (aerosol), people using or within the area of these services may be at risk.

Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia, which can be fatal. The most at risk are the very old and the very young, the ill and smokers to name a few. Legionella bacteria can also cause other, less harmful illness such as Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever, which can affect all people.

The main route of infection is through inhalation, by inhaling airborne water droplets that contain Legionella. It cannot be spread from person to person. The majority of cases or outbreaks of the disease have been via domestic water services, evaporative cooling towers, and spa pools.

Legionella Testing Kit

 

uRisk offers a fantastic self testing kit available to buy at £45.00+VAT and delivery charges, to test for Legionella bacteria yourself quickly and efficiently. The Legionella testing kit is an easy and inexpensive DIY kit to help you become legally compliant. Ordering a legionella testing kit means you can carry out the water sampling in your own time without the need of an engineer’s visit. Along with the testing kit we will send you full instructions on how to test correctly and all testing kit samples will be checked in UKAS accredited laboratories for the most accurate results possible. You will then receive your results as well as a certificate for your legionella control records.

Legionella Control Measures

Risk Assessments

All water systems require an risk assessment.

Legionella Testing

Legionella and water quality testing.

Legionella Training

Flexible E-learning courses, duration 2-3hrs.

Monitoring

Let the specialists control & management your risk.

Remedial Works

Reduce your Legionella risks all in one place.

Tank Cleaning

Water tank cleaning for all shapes and sizes.

Chlorinations New mains, tank or full system chlorinations.

Consultancy

Specialist, professional, experienced advice.

FAQs – Water Treatment Companies

What services does uRisk offer?

uRisk provides a comprehensive range of specialist industrial water treatment and water safety solutions. These include boiler water treatment, cooling water treatment, water management support for closed systems, water disinfection, and legionella control procedures. We can help you advise the necessary water treatment chemicals, water treatment equipment and water treatment systems. We do not offer wastewater treatment, wastewater management or filtration and media equipment. Our water treatment and testing kits are not suitable for wastewater treatment, we do have a potable water testing kit.

How can your water treatment solutions benefit my company?

Our specialist water management solutions deliver real performance, reliability, cost, and safety improvements to our clients. We offer remote temperature monitoring water treatment equipment, access to a UKAS-accredited water testing laboratory and we offer a broad range of water testing equipment.

What industrial sectors do you cater to?

We cater to a diverse range of industrial sectors, including all commercial organisations ranging for SME’s, chains, facilities management companies, and any other buildings with water.

What sets your legionella control services apart from others?

Our legionella control services are industry-leading and delivered by specialists who ensure strict compliance with the UK’s regulatory standards. We offer risk assessments, training courses, and legionella testing services to effectively manage Legionnaires’ disease. Our water software is industry leading and minimise your time freeing you up to run your business.

Can you explain your water hygiene solutions in more detail?

Our water treatment and hygiene solutions encompass specialist water disinfection, legionella control procedures, and management of waterborne pathogens such as pseudomonas and Legionnaires’ disease. We also provide engineering support solutions, including water softeners, reverse osmosis installations, and water tank cleaning and maintenance and access to the top water testing laboratory.

What Accreditations does uRisk hold?

Our company adheres to industry standards and best practices, holding certifications that include City & Guilds Qualified and UKAS Accredited Testing. This makes us experts in water treatment chemicals with access to the UK’s best water testing laboratory. Our company serves industrial companies’ water infrastructure, providing water treatment products, and the top UKAS-accredited water testing laboratory. Water treatment and testing from an accredited water testing laboratory are essential in the United Kingdom, to ensure that you meet and comply with standards.

Are uRisk qualified?

uRisk is a Legionella Control Association Member, including Water Management Society Members, adhering to strict requirements for members to ensure that training and competency of all staff is carried out regularly. We are also Safe Contractor and Construction Online approved so you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted water hygiene service provider who put health and safety first.

All our engineers are DBS Checked to ensure suitable people are entering your premises and to safeguard vulnerable people. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards.

All water testing is undertaken in UKAS Accredited laboratories, allowing our customers to rely on accurate results.

Do uRisk service my area?

Yes, our services are nationwide. Whether you have one or multiple water systems and one or multiple sites, we provide services across the country, with qualified engineers scattered throughout the UK and offices based in Hertfordshire which is a 30-minute train journey to London King’s Cross. Get in contact with us and book an appointment where we can carry out a legionella risk assessment. We will look at factors like your water temperature, redundant pipework, where your water is stored and test for bacteria in water systems.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.

We have been working with Urisk for best part of year now. I could not recomend their services highly enough. They always promptly respond to our requests promptly and manage the job from start to finish seamlessly. I would highly recommend.
Sam Guest
Sam G.
My first time using Urisk for work at multiple sites. Daniel was absolutely brilliant, polite and professional. Highly recommended! 🙂
Claire Keay
Claire K.
Fantastic training courses and we've found the legionella risk assessment very easy to read and far more detailed than any we have previously had. 5 star service!
Gemma Pond
Gemma P.
Incredibly detailed and professional team. Have been beyond helpful with with our CQC legionella compliance for our Safety. They’ve found solutions to fit around how we work and our budgets. We are always advised with reference to HSE which has been brilliant.
Amy Thorne
Amy T.
Really easy to organise a risk assessment to be carried out at our offices and have had great help from them since to implement the necessary changes to keep the office safe. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Ferguson
Holly F.
Brilliant Service, efficient, professional, punctual and friendly.
Alex Windsor
Alex W.
We're a small GP practice and started using uRisk for legionella risk assessments. We opted to use their remedial and monitoring services and they've been absolutely great. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you so much!
Amanda Pates
Amanda P.
Brilliant company, customer service was great! And engineers were fantastic. Thanks again uRisk! Will definitely be using them for all future work.
Nikesh Gohil
Nikesh G.
uRisk have been helping us with our Legionella Control for a number of years now. We've recently had a CQC audit and they were very impressed with our legionella compliance! Thank you for all your help.
Mike Port
Mike P.
Brilliant service! Thanks a lot for the hard graft
Leon Macauley
Leon M.
Daniel did the testing today at PGHC He was really efficient, friendly and so professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine Carruthers
Lorraine C.
My experience with URisk Water Hygiene from my initial enquiry, to their site visit to undertake a Legionella Water Risk Assessment at my office (MDG), to providing me with the report and aftercare has been superb! Efficient response times, excellent customer service, friendly, helpful advisors and assessors who are always ready to help and provide guidance. An absolute pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend!
Lauren Wakeman
Lauren W.
A fabulous company, excellent customer service, they try to accommodate appoitments, and do there utmost in emergencies, been with them a few years now,  honestly cant fault them. Coming out of Covid 19, having our building urgently disanitised,  big thank-you to Luke and Lee for staying so late to get the job done!! Thank you Devon, for juggling the diary to fit us in so soon. A Team 🙂
Jo Maskell
Jo M.
Richard & Nick are great. Really good work and nice people.
Joshua Ballard
Joshua B.
This is by far the best service I have received in a long time.Lloyd who we spoke to was super helpful and very thorough with everything.I would def recommend using this company, they are not just out for money they put their customers needs first.Thank you
Coral Dawkins
Coral D.
Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
Nickayla Robertson
Nickayla R.

Are you looking to sub-contract your legionella services?

 

We work with a wide range of companies in a variety of industries who have used our sub-contracting services. These include: health and safety companies, facilities management companies, water hygiene, fire safety, asbestos, electrical companies and many more. Our services can be uRisk branded or white labelled depending on your preference. To learn more get in touch!

We want to help you comply!