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"Working in partnership with Ara for many years, provides me with confidence that we are compliant with L8 as they cover all relevant aspects of the ACoP. I have found them informative, ever cooperative, super flexible and swift in their responses and would add that they are one of our top performing contractors. We will be working with them on air sampling as well as water management to provide another service back to our learners and staff."
"I just wanted to express how happy I am with the service that we have received from your staff. They have been so courteous and accommodating and this has been mentioned by all of my team. Please could you pass on my personal thanks to them."
"We have worked with ARA Environmental for over a decade. They write the ACOP L8 risk assessments, carry out the monthly temperature monitoring and various associated work including tank cleansing. The directors have always been available to offer advice and answer queries of a technical nature. The staff are personable and reliable. We are routinely required to go to three quotes and ARA have always been competitive."
"The service they provide is second to none and added to their speed of response provides us with a cost effective and compliant service. They are an integral part of my team and I would highly recommend them."
"Thanks for another year of excellent service."
"Always available for informal attention and guidance. I am confident that I can contact Ara Environmental for free and impartial advice."
"Ara Environmental always deliver a prompt, friendly service and have been extremely professional in managing our water treatment requirements. Their staff are always available to resolve any query quickly and are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them for any water management needs."
"Ara Environmental has been our Legionella Control contractor since 2011, they have provided us with an extremely professional service, their attention to detail and communications has been first class, it's a pleasure to work with them and I would certainly recommend them to others."
"Major refurbishment work was well planned, executed on time and on budget. Consumate professionals."
ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING HIGH WATER HYGIENE STANDARDS
In the majority of cases, water hygiene and Legionella control are achieved through the cleanliness of the infrastructure (for example ensuring that tank cleaning and disinfection is carried out) and the maintenance of correct temperatures backed up by bacterial sampling and analysis.
Control of water hygiene starts with an assessment of the current condition and a programme of actions to bring the infrastructure up to compliance and then maintain that standard. Ara Environmental Ltd (a member of and audited by the Legionella Control Association), provides a full assessment, refurbishment and maintenance programme according to the ‘Approved Code of Guidance and Practice ACoP L8’ and accompanying HSG 274. This might include:-
- Tank replacement, repair or re-lining
- Tank removal
- Fitting of lids, breathers and screens
- Bacterial sampling and analysis at a UKAS accredited laboratory
- Monitoring of water system temperatures
- Cleaning of calorifiers
- Re-plumbing to remove dead or stagnant pipework
- Installation, commissioning and running of dosing equipment
In addition to control of Legionella and other bacteria in water systems. We are able to carry out a wide range of tests on the physical and organic chemistry of the water (See Water Quality Analysis). Using them in combination, allows us not only to examine the quality of the water but also to make comparisons and distinctions between samples. Our sampling is carried out to BS7592:2008 and processed at a UKAS accredited laboratory for full traceability.
Bacteria can proliferate in uneven surfaces which are hard to clean and where nutrients such as rust and dirt are present. We can replace, reline or repaint to ensure clean and undamaged surfaces.
Peter Richards – Technical Director
Tel: 01795 591247 Fax: +44 (0) 560 153 5597 Email: email@example.com
ARA Environmental Ltd, Unit 1A, Sidings Close, Jubilee Way, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8GE
WATER HYGIENE TRAINING COURSES
It can be daunting, especially for the ‘Responsible Person’, to navigate through the many regulations covering the use of water within commercial/educational/industrial premises. Following our water hygiene training courses, knowledge of the various requirements gives attendees the confidence to access, or even design, the services needed in their particular situation.
Our full suite of water hygiene training courses cover everything you will need (from Legionella awareness, cleaning and disinfection, cooling tower monitoring to pool and spa management) to run an efficient, clean and safe site.
All our trainers continue to work on a variety of sites, carrying out the tasks and programmes they later instruct. In this way the water hygiene training courses are kept current, up-to-date and based on practical first-hand experience.
We provide water hygiene training training courses at your site, at our own dedicated training suite in Faversham and on-line through our website.
Our courses are designed for managers, supervisors, maintenance staff, plant operatives and engineers. On completion the attendees will know the regulatory requirements, what is required to fulfil them and how to remain compliant within regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and Environmental Health Officers.
Special considerations are made for the requirements of BSRIA and the Water Supply Regulations.
All our water hygiene training courses have been developed and are in compliance with the code and service standards of the LCA.
- Legionnaires’ Disease & Legionella bacteria
- Role and responsibilities of the Responsible Person
- Microbiology of Legionella bacteria & conditions for growth
- Plant & water systems at risk
- Legislation (incl. ACoP L8 training)
- Legionella control measures
- Routine monitoring, record keeping & Legionella management tasks
TANK CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF WATER SYSTEMS
- Cleaning techniques and procedures to comply with L8
- Efficacy testing
- Bacterial sampling and analysis of results
- Documentation and certification
COOLING TOWER MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
- Principles of corrosion, scale and bacterial control
- Cooling tower control
- Testing and interpretation of results
- Chemical dosing. Treatments to use, set up and monitoring
- Compliance with L8
POOL OPERATOR’S TRAINING
- PWTAG and HSE HSG179 compliance
- Health and safety
- Water chemistry testing and water balance calculations
- General microbiology
- Chemical dosing and chemical handling
- Pool operation
- Pool monitoring
- Legislative responsibilities
ALL COURSES ARE
- Certified and complete with comprehensive course notes;
- Tailored to the customers individual requirements.
The water hygiene training courses are comprehensive but can be tailored to suit individual customer’s needs. Please call to discuss your individual requirements.
Water Hygiene – Frequently Asked Questions
What is water hygiene?
Water hygiene is when you preserve the health of water systems including drinking water supplies, cooling towers, air handling units etc. Water is a basic necessity, and an important resource for sustaining life. The decline in water quality can impact the health of humans as well as the ecosystem. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play an important part in maintaining health Water is a basic necessity, and an important resource for sustaining life. The decline in water quality endangers the health of humans as well as the ecosystem. Clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation play an important part in maintaining health
What is chlorination?
Water chlorination is the process of adding chlorine to water. This method is used to kill bacteria and other microbes in tap water as chlorine is highly toxic. This means that the water will then be safe for consumption and human use.