Anker Elemental offers comprehensive services in each of the elements below
The effective application of water treatment chemicals controls the proliferation of bacteria as well as reducing scale and corrosion in water systems. Anker Elemental have established a reputation for high quality service and cost effective chemical regimes in a variety of systems. Our water treatment services cover all stages of water treatment from pre-treatment through to process cooling and heating.
We design systems to:
- Be environmentally friendly with minimal impact on the ecosystem
- Optimise the efficiency of industrial water systems
- Increase the longevity of the treated system
- Control scale, corrosion and solids
- Control microbiological growth including Legionella and Pseudomonas.
We are specialists in the design, operation and ongoing maintenance and control of water treatment programmes for:
- Open evaporative cooling towers and condensers
- Steam boilers
- Closed heating circuits
- Closed cooling circuits
- Secondary disinfection of incoming mains water.
When planning and implementing a control regime, Anker Elemental takes all the elements into consideration to ensure that the client’s objectives for performance and improvement are met. Our chemists are specialists in their field. They have the experience, expertise and back up to ensure that the treatment regime operates efficiently.
Anker Elemental draw on our experience gained in a wide variety of industries. We understand that effective maintenance of water systems is vital in controlling the risk from legionella and in increasing the lifespan of any plant. Systems need to kept clean to operate efficiently and safely. Our hygiene teams ensure every aspect of this is performed with minimal disruption to the client.
We carry out a wide range of operations in both newly constructed buildings and installations, as well as existing services. This includes tanked water services, hot and cold water services, heating systems, cooling systems and mains water systems. We provide a full range of cleaning, inspection and analysis services to ensure that systems run at their optimum with minimal risk.
ACoP L8 compliant monitoring packages
Cleaning and disinfection of evaporative cooling towers and condensers
Cleaning and disinfection of domestic hot and cold water services
Emergency cleaning and disinfection works – responding to out of parameter results with remedial actions that utilise current guidance and legislation as a minimum
Microbiological Sampling utilising a UKAS accredited Laboratory
Online pre-treatment of water supplies using the latest developments in chlorine dioxide generation, Ultra Violet disinfection and Calcium Hypochlorite disinfection.
Pre commission cleaning of new process systems to ensure that circuit is clean, passivated and correctly inhibited both for corrosion and bacterial control prior to handover to the client
All our Technicians are fully trained and comprehensively equipped to perform the above tasks. Post clean reports are issued and are available as soon as the works are completed. This procedure allows for evidenced based reporting.
Legislation and guidance
Anker Elemental ensures all our services meet with the ALL requires legislation and guidance, as listed below
Approved Code of Practice & Guidance L8 2013 Fourth edition The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems, and HSG 274 parts 1, 2, & 3.
British Standard BS8580 2010 Guide to risk assessments for Legionella Control.
BSRIA BG57/2015 Legionnaires’ Disease – Risk Assessment.
CIBSE – TM13: 2013 Minimising the Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
Anker Elemental recognise that an important part of the management and control of legionnaires’ disease is having a robust management plan in place. As it says in ACoP L8: 2013 para 50 ”Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication are all contributory factors in outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease. It is therefore important that the people involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained and aware of their responsibilities.”
This starts with having a detailed company policy on preventing legionella agreed and issued by the “responsible person” or someone they have appointed to do this in their place.
The policy should clearly state what the organisation will do to comply with the regulations including who created the policy, when it will be reviewed, what regulations will be followed, the structure of the management in place, including if possible an organogram.
This should be coupled with a detailed “Written Scheme”, this should not be confused with the written scheme of control which is a list of the control measures that need to be put in place. The “Written Scheme” as detailed in HSG 274 part 2: 2014, refers to the complete management of legionella within a site. This is therefore not a single document but a collection of documents pulled together in one place to ensure that, as above, all those involved are aware of what is expected. It normally includes:
A copy of the company legionella policy or the location of where the electronic copy is held.
A management organogram showing the people that will be involved including lines of communication and responsibility.
A fully detailed list of the individual role and responsibility that each position named within the organogram has in order to comply with the regulations, the company legionella policy and the contents of the “Written Scheme”.
Details of the last risk assessment carried out, how the areas of non-conformance identified are being rectified and how these are signed off.
What control measures are required, what the acceptable parameters for each test / inspection are and what is to be done if the testing / inspections find it to be outside these parameter.
A copy of the approved method statements and task risk assessments along with a COSHH assessment if chemicals are being used.
Lastly what, how and who will audit to ensure that all parts are being followed as prescribed and what actions should be taken if problems are found.
How We Can Help
We can establish, in writing, the operational and strategic management of water resources and services for the control of Legionella and Water Management across all sectors and departments of the client’s organisation. This will enable the statutory requirements in the management and governance of Legionella and Water Management to be met.
We are also available to help when introducing these formal documents to those who will be involved and ensuring that they understand and can follow the contents.
Anker Elemental provide Health & Safety Risk Assessments and Consultancy using highly trained, professional consultants. We provide a range of health and safety support services to cover all issues that relate to UK or European models for Health & Safety Management. If you require an independent Health and Safety inspection, assessment or audit,please contact us for any of the below.
Health and Safety Services
Preparation of Health & Safety Policy Statements
Health & Safety Inspections, Audits and Risk Assessments
Health & Safety Training
In keeping with our values, Anker Elemental believe in sharing as much of our knowledge and understanding of water management as possible. The simple fact is this will empower our customers and partners to take control of their systems and processes.
To this end, we have developed a Legionella Awareness training day (see below) for your Company’s responsible person, their deputy and any colleagues that feel they may benefit from additional knowledge. The UK Health & Safety Executive specifically state that people involved in implementing precautionary measures should be adequately trained.
Legionella Awareness – the first Element of Control
The objectives for the course are to ensure understanding of the risk from legionella and the key elements of control. It also covers ACoP, the importance of risk assessment and maintaining comprehensive and up to date records.
Course Content: Legionella Awareness Training Day
What is Legionnaires’ disease and Legionellosis?
What is Legionella?
ACoP L8 training – compliance and the Law
Types of System
Identifying potential risks in your water systems
Developing control measures for specific water systems
Record keeping – what the law requires of you
Our trainers are experts in the field with years of accumulated knowledge and experience. They deliver engaging and interactive sessions, making learning easy and enjoyable.
Whatever you require, we are confident that we can help. Legionella Awareness Training Day
Dosage & Control
Through our range of electronically controlled dosage and control equipment we ensure accurate and cost effective application of water treatment chemicals. This means effective water treatment and legionella management programmes are maintained.
Anker Elemental partner with world leaders in dosage, control and pre-treatment plant to ensure our water treatment programmes meet our customer’s needs:
- Pre-treatment base exchange water softening
- Pre-treatment reverse osmosis
- Steam boiler automatic blowdown equipment
- Chlorine Dioxide treatment
- Solid chemical systems
- Cooling tower dosage and control equipment
- Dosage pumps
- Dosage tanks
- Chemical delivery systems
Remote alerts and alarms can be integrated to ensure system control is maintained. Our cooling tower control equipment can also provide data logging. The use of trend monitoring can be beneficial in demonstrating compliance with control parameters and the written control scheme.
All equipment can be fully installed and commissioned utilising our trained engineering team. Working together with our customers from the design phase right through to completion results in a cost-effective solution that fulfills your needs and legal requirements.