Water & Health Following COVID-19
“Proud of our Water & Health Professionals”
As a global multinational company, we are diligently monitoring developments around the world concerning the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, immediate measures have been taken to protect the health and well-being of our employees throughout Nijhuis Deba. This is to help ensure that our customers receive the best possible service, delivery and support.
It’s essential that we keep the lines of communication open during these challenging and changing times; our teams across the nation are ready to respond to your questions and concerns during lockdown periods and going forward post-lockdown when many facilities are being recommissioned.
Providing solid and adaptive water solutions are one of the key enablers to accelerate post-crisis recovery towards a sustainable and resilient world with water as the fundamental driver.
Tackling COVID-19 & Legionella
With the global focus on the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is vital that attention is given to the risk factors of Legionella bacteria in water systems. In the recent articles that we published (Prevent Legionella in Buildings During Lockdown or in Normal Operation, 7 Helpful Tips to Recommission Lockdown Buildings to Prevent Legionella, & 8 Permanent Solutions to Prevent Legionella) we outlined the importance of thorough testing, cleaning and flushing of water systems in facilities that have been locked-down. In addition, we highlighted the risks of Legionella bacteria in stagnant water and how to prepare for the reopening of such buildings.
Pay Particular Attention to Risks Associated With:
- Shower Heads & Hoses - Replace or descale and disinfect (See our Anti-Microbial Shower Heads).
- Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs) - Check temperature output, descale and disinfect.
- Bottled Water Dispensers
- Spa Pools & Swimming Pools
- Whirlpool Baths
- Hot Tubs
Consider which facilities are used directly by humans or are part of a system that supplies water directly to humans.
Our Key Recommendations for ‘Water and Health’ and a Post-COVID-19 Strategy
Health & Safety First. Think Before You Act.
Before recommissioning buildings during or after lock-down, assess potential legionella growth in your water services and cooling towers.
Never Forget. It’s All About The People.
Every single successful adaption has one thing in common: people need to be put first - whether they are your customers, colleagues or suppliers. The hardest thing in the adaptation journey is for the people having to go through the adaptation. So, we always need to pay attention to them when taking them on the journey.
More than ever, digital tools are needed to communicate from distance. Adapt yourself in a rapid period to use these tools.
Working Safe with Wastewater.
Although it is already in the daily routine of operators, always take precautions when working with wastewater.
Water Is A License to Operate to Warrant Productivity.
Every Drop Counts. On one hand, your production facilities or buildings are depending on fresh and drinking water supplies. On the other hand, the polluted effluent affects the environment and can result in wastewater surcharge penalties. Have you considered water reuse?
Understanding YOUR Responsibility
While it may seem confusing trying to keep up with all the information provided by the UK Government as it is subject to change, the compliance experts at NIJHUIS DEBA are frequently examining the legislation and guidelines. Our experts can take the stress and worry out of your hands by providing clear and up-to-date advice, tailored cleaning schedules, and contact with our engineers to provide system installations, repairs, upgrades, efficiency testing, inspections, and water testing and treatment (where applicable).
We are highly experienced in providing these services to Cooling Towers, Booster Sets & Pressurisation Vessels, Water Storage Tanks, Shower & Tap Systems, Effluent Water Systems, Boiler Systems & Closed Water Systems.
In addition, when looking to fully mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and other potential threats to human health we offer a high level of service when cleaning, servicing and installing Ventilation Systems, Kitchen Extraction and Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).