clean water saves lives
Hospitals and Care Homes present a Legionella risk to patients or residents who are vulnerable through age, immuno-compromised, suffering post-operative vulnerability or have respiratory disorders.
The risk is identified through exposure to water droplets from showers, baths, toilets etc.
Furthermore, visitors and members of staff can be equally at risk from infection.
Bacteria proliferates at temperatures between 20-45°.
Maintaining water below 20° is not always possible with roof-top or attic tanks in the summer, or with cold water pipes sharing ducts with hot water or steam distribution pipes.
ACoP L8 requires hot water to be stored at over 60° to ensure a minimum of 50° at the outlets.
To avoid scalding, Thermostatic Valves (TMVs) are commonly required. However, TMVs can be difficult to keep bacteria free and can revive the dormant Legionella in the cold water supply.
Tarn-Pure™ copper-silver ionisation helps eliminate all of the above.
Copper-silver ionisation is compliant with the Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice and Guidance ‘The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems’ (L8), recognised in the ‘European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease’, and proven and accepted in many other countries, including the USA.
Tarn-Pure provides effective Legionella control for schools and other educational establishments: