Presented by Professor Jacob Tompkins, OBE
Hopefully over the next few weeks and months we will slowly see the reopening of hundreds of thousands of businesses. Clearly employers, staff and customers will still be vigilant and PPE and social distance will be with us for some time. But as buildings and sites reopen, we will face a new threat.
Many buildings were closed suddenly and have been left vacant for months. This means that stagnant water has been sitting in pipes and boilers and appliances. Tap water is chlorinated in the UK to prevent bacterial growth, but the effects of the chlorine will have worn off and biofilms and bacteria will be building up in water systems.
Water contamination can kill, especially when Legionella bacteria are present.
It is essential that businesses think about water quality and take action before they reopen buildings. Employers and landlords have a legal duty of care to staff and customers, and specific duties to prevent exposure to Legionella.
Watch this on demand webinar to learn more about the actions businesses should take before reopening, so that they can bounce back from lockdown with as few problems as possible.
What we cover
- Understanding the hidden risk of water contamination in closed premises
- A six point action plan to help you ensure that your buildings are safe before you re-open
- Understanding the problem
- Steps you can take to protect your staff
- Identifying all the areas where water is used in your building
- Developing a water safety plan
- Putting in place a successful action plan
- Liaising with your water supplier, retailer and regulators
- How Ecoprod and The Water Retail Company can help you
Who should watch this webinar?
Facilities managers, operations managers and directors, health and safety managers, cleaning managers and anyone else who is responsible for operational safety in a building that has been shut during the coronavirus pandemic and wants some advice on what to do to ensure safe reopening.