L8 requires that sentinel points, cold water storage tanks, calorifiers, showers and random outlets are all monitored at specific intervals with many being on a monthly basis. Our team of field based service technicians carry these out, recording results in the site logbook or uploading via our PDAs onto the client's electronic system to allow for real time access to records. Where the records are in paper format, ChemTech Consultancy would leave Customer Service Reports detailing works and any corrective actions required. If in electronic format ChemTech Consultancy would use a PDA system to upload the client's report to the electronic management system. All information provided will allow the client to manage all ACoP L8 monitoring requirements.
By using a UKAS approved Laboratory, ChemTech Consultancy are able to offer a range of microbiological sampling services i.e. domestic water services, swimming pools and cooling towers. Depending upon the nature of the risk, specific testing for Legionella Pneumophila may be undertaken. Testing for Total Viable Counts, E. coli and coliforms also have a place in control schemes and may be used for trend analysis. Most importantly ChemTech Consultancy will provide a detailed report which will assist clients with the interpretation of the results and recommend any changes to assist in reducing the risk. These reports will often consider trend analysis for our clients which is recognised as the most effective method of microbiological monitoring.
Part of the ACoP L8 monitoring requirement involves the inspection of Cold Water Storage Tanks, Water Heaters and Calorifiers annually. ChemTech Consultancy carries out these services using our highly trained technicians whose experience ensures that appropriate recommendations regarding any requirements for Cleaning and Disinfection or remedial works are met. These inspection reports are accompanied by photographic evidence to allow the client to better understand the reasoning behind the recommendations.