Water Hygiene and Water Safety

SOCOTEC has extensive experience in providing clients with independent water hygiene management and advice, from the collection of samples and laboratory analysis through to risk management and the design of control schemes and systems.

Our complete water hygiene solutions are designed to ensure you comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8 and Technical Guidance HSG 274, as well as other industry standards and legal requirements for water safety.


Bespoke Water Hygiene Solutions

We work with a diverse range of clients across the UK and can offer comprehensive water hygiene solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants have worked with a variety of complex water systems at single and multi-building sites in offices, schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial units and in the railway sector.

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Water Treatment

Our range of bespoke water treatment services and products includes cobra cyclones, ozone, ultraviolet, chlorine dioxide, dosing and control equipment and other filtration systems.


Independent Consultancy

Consultancy services include a full compliance audit to review existing water hygiene policies and procedures along with advice and guidance on the development of new management systems.

Retained support can be provided through an appointed expert to support clients with the Legionella management programme. Enforcement liaison is also available if required.


Risk Assessment

SOCOTEC’s water safety team is made up of independent assessors and microbiologists who can undertake surveys and provide UKAS accredited risk assessment reports on all aspects of the system design, installation, condition, operation and usage to prevent Legionellosis risk. 


Sampling and Analysis

With a network of UKAS accredited laboratories, we can undertake chemical and microbiological sampling and analysis for Legionella, pseudomonas aeruginosa, TVCs, e.coli, and other coliforms.

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Ongoing Monitoring Programmes

Our nationwide team of field-based technicians can undertake scheduled visual inspections, temperature checks, monitoring and sampling of water systems to support compliance with ACoP L8 and HSG 274.


Cleaning, Chlorination and Remedial Works

In addition to our consultancy, monitoring and analysis services, we can manage the cleaning and chlorination of tanks and outlets as well as overseeing remedial works.

SOCOTEC offers courses to help clients learn more about their water hygiene obligations, and training applicable to duty holders responsible for water hygiene and Legionella management on-site.


Looking to find out more about our water hygiene services?

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