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Founded as an independent company in 1995, Total Environmental Compliance Ltd (previously known as TEAMS Northern Ltd) are a leading UK based specialist in water hygiene and consultancy which provides services for Industrial, Commercial, Leisure and Healthcare Sectors in Legionella risk assessment, Water Hygiene including cleaning and disinfection, storage tank remedial works, etc, Analytical services (microbiological and chemical) from UKAS accredited laboratories, Chemical treatment for industrial & domestic LPHW as well as steam generating systems, open & closed cooling water and pool water systems.
With offices based in Widnes, Cheshire and Ringmer, East Sussex, our people are the best in the business. They are dedicated, motivated and fully committed to providing the best service possible to exceed our client expectations.
As an independent company we know all about the importance of controlling projects and being fully responsible for all aspects of work we undertake. Our highly qualified in house engineers and technicians are available at all times. Therefore we do not sub contract work. We are in complete control of all health and safety, work schedules and quality standards, running the contracts undertaken from start to finish, to our clients satisfaction.
How Can We Help?
Our consultants have a wealth of experience conducting legionella risk assessments, risk assessment reviews and management reviews across all industry sectors. Our assessments are conducted in line with Legionnaires’ disease the control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8), Approved Code of Practice and guidance on regulations as well as the technical guidelines set on in the HSG 274 documents parts 1, 2 and 3.
Our risk assessments include;
A clear executive summary outlining the risks associated with your premises
A bespoke management plan for improvement and risk reduction
A full inspection of your water systems (conditions of cold water cisterns, hot water plants, spray producing devices, cooling towers and other plants.)
A temperature profile of the premises
An asset register
Description of your water services
An audit of site management, written scheme procedures and records.
An analysis of your training competencies
It follows the guidance set out in BSEN 8580:2010 which gives recommendations on the assessment of the risk of legionellosis presented by artificial water systems. The assessment will conclude on the condition of plant and advise you of any remediation necessary in order to reduce the risk from legionella bacteria.
What are your Legal Requirements?
Schools are responsible for their premises under Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (sections 2, 3, 4 & 6), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (Regulations 6,7,8,9 &12) and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to protect the health and safety of not only their pupils and staff, but for all those who are at risk including members of public. The HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8 is a guideline document for the prevention and control of legionellosis in water systems and has a special legal status by which the employer can be prosecuted, fined or even imprisoned, if it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Code.
No time to be ‘out of office’ attending training?
Training is an essential part of understanding health and safety. Why not sign up for a free trial of our interactive online courses, including Legionella Awareness, Asbestos, Fire Safety and many more.
‘We’ve been working with TE Compliance Ltd for approximately 8 years in various capacities, including monitoring and risk assessment. We’ve been impressed with their customer service, lead times for both for site work and reporting and their professional input.
Overall, TE Compliance Ltd provide us with a friendly, efficient service at a very competitive rate. We are happy to be working with them.‘
Adam Stevens – Global Head of Health and Safety
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