SOCOTEC provides a comprehensive and unrivalled range of water hygiene, treatment, equipment and consultancy services.
Operating from 30 locations across the UK, with over 160 leading industry professionals, we deliver a high quality, client-focussed service provision to every sector. Our network of regional offices provide national coverage, while our in-house accredited laboratories ensure the utmost integrity and quality of results.
A collaborative and proactive approach
Our collaborative and proactive approach drives efficiency, cost savings and guarantees a quality service. We are members of the Legionella Control Association (LCA) and have an established integrated management system incorporating UKAS accreditation and WRAS approval for many of our services and products.
Your leading partner for technical expertise and service
Our vision is to be your "leading partner for technical expertise and service" - we continually strive to recruit and retain the industry's leading technical experts to offer our clients the most innovative solutions.
We are committed to continuous improvement, through innovation and investment in our personnel, methodologies and equipment. We work hard to achieve and retain our comprehensive range of certifications and accreditations, providing our clients with the peace of mind that our processes, procedures, and technical expertise are quality assured.
Achieving Legal Requirements for Water Safety
We support clients in achieving legal requirements for water safety, including the HSE Approved Code of Practice ACoP (L8) for the Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH).
Commitment 1 of the LCA's 9 service provider commitments requires that our clients are made aware of their legal obligations with regard to Legionella Legislation.
The hierarchy of legal, guidance and British Standard documents are outlined below:
- The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)
- The Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
- The Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992
- ACoP and Guidance L8 2013
- HSG274 Technical Guidance
- BS 8580-1:2019
- HTM 04-01
- HTM 01-05
- HSG 220 Care Homes
- HSG 282 - Spa Pools
Water Equipment Available for Purchase on SOCOTEC’s Online Shop
Legionella: reducing the risks
FAQs - Selecting the Appropriate Reverse Osmosis System
Member of SOCOTEC’s Water Team Co-Authors Academic Study
SOCOTEC Completes Cooling Tower Replacement Work for Defence Client in the East Midlands
Managing Domestic Water Systems During the Covid-19 Outbreak
SOCOTEC Awarded Preferred Supplier Status with Jaguar Building Services