Hospitality / Leisure / Recreational Sports
Hospitality, Hotels & overnight accommodationHotels have specific water hygiene needs, tailored to the variation in occupancy, wide variety of guests, and short access windows to rooms. Taking water systems off-line is often not reasonably practicable unless the building is out of use for refurbishment. Additional water facilities are also frequently present on site (such as leisure water systems) and these are likely to have their own particular specialist treatment needs. RWS have years of experience finding ways to work with hotels for cost-effective solutions with minimal disruption.
The HSE state “Spa-pool systems are a recognised source of diseases caused by infectious agents including the organism that causes legionnaires’ disease, primarily Legionella pneumophila. There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and on display”.
HSG282 Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems provides guidance on operating and maintaining commercial-type systems, there is specific advice on domestic-type spa pools or hot tubs used as part of a business activity, for example in holiday-park rental units, hotel bedrooms with a dedicated spa and systems on display or at exhibitions. The guide includes advice on effective ways to safely manage and control spa-pool systems through:
- design, commissioning, operation and maintenance;
- testing and monitoring spa-pool water quality;
- quality and frequency of inspections.
PWTAG – The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group has a book, Swimming Pool Water: treatment and quality standards for pools and spas and is perhaps the definitive guide supported with a Code of Practice, and is vital industry guidance.
Recreation and sports facilities
The most significant controls for preventing Legionella bacteria from multiplying are probably good temperature control and regular water turnover.
After that great game on Sunday, the cool shower because the hot water is not up to temperature, and see you next week, sound familiar? “Still a little warm water never killed anyone”.
A good risk assessment and simple control measures can make all the difference.
Do contact us to discuss your specific application and needs and we can usually design a suitable package that provides safe economic management and control for your water systems.
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The Health & Safety Executive have updated L8 “Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems” Approved Code of Practice and supplemented it with three additional guidance publications: HSG 274 Parts 1-3. Read More
L8 relates to all commercial, industrial and municipal properties which have water systems and within L8 there is a requirement to carry out assessments of the risk of proliferation of Legionella and other bacteria within water systems. Read More
HSG274 Part 2, Paragraph 2, Any water system that has the right environmental conditions could potentially
be a source for legionella bacteria growth. There is a reasonably foreseeable
legionella risk in your water system if: Read more
L8 (Legionnaires’ disease the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems) provides clear direction regarding the action to be carried out in the event of unsatisfactory bacterial results. Read more