Water Hygiene Services
Welcome to uRisk Water Hygiene, a nationwide water hygiene services company with over 25 years’ experience, based in Hertfordshire and just a short train journey into London. We specialise in helping a wide range of industries including Landlords, Care Homes, GP Surgeries, commercial offices, education, and much more. We have qualified engineers located throughout the UK so we can provide our services to customers regardless of location.
Customer safety and customer service is our number 1 priority; this is why we are both SafeContractor and Construction Online approved and work in accordance with HSE guidelines. We also only use UKAS accredited laboratories for water samples and analysis. Our business is health and safety which means that compliance is key to everything we do, giving you complete peace of mind when booking us.
All of our water hygiene engineers are experienced City & Guilds qualified, DBS checked and fully insured so you know you are working with a competent and reliable water hygiene company.
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.
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 is proud to now offer a fantastic self testing kit available to buy for just £40 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
Why choose uRisk?
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.
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!