How to ensure that your water is safe before your business reopens
A practical guide for business owners
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.
Ecoprod and The Water Retail Company have produced a white paper which lays out a practical action plan for ensuring that your building is reopened safely.
Download your free copy of this white paper now