Water Integrity and Legionella Services
Hawkes Health has years of field experience in providing water management support.
We are the authors of the original water management guidance published by the UK Oil & Gas Association (now Oil & Gas UK) and contributed to the subsequent updated publications and others such as the Energy Institute’s Legionella Guidan
WHAT WE DO
- Legionella Risk Assessments and management plans
- Water sampling and analysis
- Tank inspection and remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services
- Water system disinfection
- Water management training
Legionella Risk Assessments and Management Plans
Our Legionella Risk Assessments are site-specific and provide a holistic and exhaustive view of your water system offering realistic and SMART solutions to reduce risks to as low as practicable.
This in-depth assessment is carried out in accordance with the BS8580 2010 Water Quality Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice (ACoP).
We operate across a multitude of industries, including vessels, offshore platforms and hospitals, care homes, hotels, office buildings, factories and local authority housing.
Water Sampling and Analysis
Hawkes Health offer Legionella sampling taken in accordance with BS7592:2008, Code of Practice – Sampling for Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems. All samples are tested at a partner network of UKAS-accredited laboratories. This includes testing for chemicals, E. coli, coliforms and pseudomonas.
Tank Inspection and ROV Services
Our tank inspection support is designed to equip you with maximum awareness as to the condition of your potable water storage tanks. This offers the best possible chance of detecting and remedying evidence of contamination, biofilm deposits, corrosion formation and the growth of Legionella.
Utilising one of our small ROV units removes the need for time-consuming draining and refilling of water tanks, and can ensure that tanks are back in service within a working day.
If evidence of corrosion or bacteria is detected, we will recommend the necessary remedial steps to be taken, including cleaning, patch recoating or a complete tank refurbishment.
Water System Disinfection
Hawkes Health can assist you with disinfection methods of your potable water sources, including chemical or thermal or sometimes both. Where needed, instruction can be provided on commissioning new sites or pipework.
Working with us as your disinfection advisor will give you peace of mind that the process is completed as quickly as possible.
In addition to this service, we offer management support and training to help ensure your processes are up-to-date, practical and reflect good practice.