Health & Safety

With vast experience of Chemical Engineering management, Houseman Watermarc's service is unique.

We can carry out a full range of Industrial and Commercial Chemical Cleaning Tasks, tailored to fit your companies' needs.

We will provide a prompt attendance to your site to discuss your individual requirements.

We will deliver agreed Method Statements, Risk Assessments and C.O.S.H.H. data on receipt of your order.

Our Chemical Cleaning Technicians are ready to attend your site at short notice to restore equipment to full efficiency, with the minimum of inconvenience and down time. All team members are trained and carry a full range of P.P.E together with accredited safety passports.

UK legislation, regulations and guidance

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA)
extend to risk from legionella bacteria which may arise from work activities. This Act lays down that employers or persons concerned with the premises owe the common duty of care, both to employees and others who may use or visit the premises. The condition of premises shall be treated as a risk attributable to the manner of conducting the undertaking.

The Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 (MHSWR)
provides a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work. As well as requiring Risk Assessments, they also require employers to have access to competent help in applying the provisions of health and safety law; to establish procedures to be followed by any worker if situations presenting serious and imminent danger were to arise; and co-operation and c-ordination where two or more employers or self employed persons share
a workshop.

C.O.S.H.H. (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
Regulations provides a framework of actions designed to control the risk from a range of hazardous substances including biological agents. The COSHH regulations require the employer to make a formal assessment of health risks from hazardous substances, which include human pathogens. Regulation 7(1) requires the employer to prevent exposure of his employees to substances hazardous to health, or where it is not reasonably practical, ensure they are adequately controlled.

  • Risk Assessment
  • Prevention of Exposure or Substitution with less hazardous substance or Substitution of a process or method with a less hazardous one
  • Control of Exposure where prevention or substitution is not reasonably practical.
  • Maintenance – Examination – Testing Control measures

BS 8558 British Standard Specification for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages.