Water System Drawings

Why have Water System Drawings?

As a part of effective Legionella management, water system drawings are essential as they are necessary to perform the temperature control checks on the systems and will assist in identifying any potential problems with poor hot water circulation and cold water dead-legs where flow to sporadically used outlets can be low.

The HSC document “Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems, L8” requires that there is an up-to-date plan showing layout of the plant or system, including parts temporarily out of use and notes that a schematic plan would suffice.

The Health Service guidance document “Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: The control of Legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems” requires that accurate as-fitted drawings are essential for the safe operation of hot and cold water service systems. NIFES professional, qualified and experienced surveyors have an understanding of all water systems.

What NIFES Offer:

NIFES experienced surveyors have undertaken site surveys and prepared water system drawings both schematic and as fitted for a range of clients in both the private and public sectors but particularly in the Health Service. Normally these are prepared as part of Legionella risk assessments but we have also undertaken stand-alone assignments to prepare water system drawings as they can also be provide to identify dead-legs and disused services.

Due to the nature of the work in the Health Service survey work is often undertaken “out of hours” and NIFES surveyors are well practiced in the requirement to take into consideration the specific needs of our clients. Drawings are prepared in AutoCAD format in order to allow our clients to update them as circumstances change.

NIFES provide a strategic and practical approach to health and safety management, covering both short and long term objectives. We can analyse information from physical surveys and existing data to produce health and safety audits, risk assessment reviews, training needs analyses and compliance gap analyses.

For more information, please contact:

Adrian Carter Tel: 0845 168 684

Mob: 07786 277497

E-mail: adrian.carter@nifes.co.uk