Water Hygiene & Legionella Services

Water safety and legionella control specialists

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.

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.

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.

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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

Risk Assessments

All water systems require an risk assessment.

Remedial Works

Reduce your Legionella risks all in one place.

Legionella Testing

Legionella and water quality testing.

Tank Cleaning

Water tank cleaning for all shapes and sizes.

Legionella Training

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

Chlorinations

New mains, tank or full system chlorinations.

Monitoring

Let the specialists control & management your risk.

Consultancy

Specialist, professional, experienced advice.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

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

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

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

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

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

Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
Nickayla Robertson
Nickayla Robertson
21:22 15 Jan 19
Brilliant service! Thanks a lot for the hard graft
Leon Macauley
Leon Macauley
21:12 15 Jan 19
Brilliant Service, efficient, professional, punctual and friendly.
Alex Windsor
Alex Windsor
18:21 15 Jan 19
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 Port
20:41 07 Aug 18
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 Pond
20:37 07 Aug 18
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 Thorne
20:29 07 Aug 18
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 Pates
18:30 07 Aug 18
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 Gohil
12:49 12 Mar 18

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!