Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Hygiene Services
throughout the UK

We provide expert consultancy and support for the health and safety, hygiene and maintenance of water systems across the UK

  • Legionella Risk Assessment

    The L8 states that a ‘suitable and sufficient assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria from work acitivites and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed. The dutyholder is responsible for ensuring the risk assessment is carried out.’

  • Water Analysis

    Water analysis is an essential part of any water hygiene regime to ensure the control of Legionella and bacteria in water systems. DCS uses a UKAS accredited laboratory to offer a comprehensive chemical and microbiological analytical service.

  • Water Tank Refurbishment

    DCS are able to undertake the cleaning and refurbishment of a wide variety of water systems and associated pipe work with a minimum disruption to your business.

  • Disinfection by Chemical Injection

    Under certain conditions, water systems may require disinfection prior to being put into service. Through our comprehensive knowledge and effective equipment we can ensure the disinfection is carried out to a high standard.

  • RPZ Valve Testing

    RPZ valves must be tested on an annual basis, and in some cases every six months in order to meet local water authority requirements.

  • Water Hygiene Training

    We can provide water hygiene training to suit your requirements. Please contact our office for a  consultation.

  • Schematic Drawings

    As an integral part of the Risk Assessment, the Schematic Drawing takes into account the individual nature of each site and considers the system as a whole and not specific sections. Using the most up to date version of CAD, we produce a high quality drawing at a competitive price.

  • Water Hygiene Monitoring

    The risk from Legionella in water systems is greatly reduced if regular monitoring is carried out as part of the legionella risk management programme.

  • Clean and Disinfection Services

    DCS can help to design and carry put a full clean and disinfection program for onsite water systems, associated with the control of Legionella and other water born bacteria.

  • Dead Leg/Dead End Removal

    Dead Legs are sections of pipework leading to a fitting through which water only passes infrequently. Dead ends are pipes which have been capped/cut andf are causing standing water. They can be generated through the changing or modifying of a water system. DCS can ensure the effective removal of any Dead Leg or Dead End.

  • Thermostatic Mixing Valves

    TMV’s are valves that use a temperature sensitive element to blend hot and cold water to produce water that safeguards against scalding. DCS has qualified staff to commission and service TMV’s.

  • Water Softeners

    We can supply, fit, commission and service all makes and models of water softeners.


Why choose DCS for your water hygiene requirements?

Our team is experienced in the prevention, compliance and control against the risk of Legionella in line with the ACoP L8

Centrally based in the UK:

Being based in the East Midlands means we are ideally situated to attend any site within the UK.

Our Client Relationship:

The quality of service to our clients is the main driving force behind our business and differentiates us from other service providers.

Minimal disruption to your business:

We understand the importance of minimal disruption to any business, therefore we aim to accommodate the client’s requirements at all times.


Your duties under the law

As an employer, or someone responsible for the control of premises, you must understand what you are required to do to comply with the law and review these actions.

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  • May I thank you and your workers for the work carried out at our academy on close-down. The works look first class and everything was left very clean and tidy– Academy in Derby

  • I am writing to thank you for the service you have provided to the company over the past year which has been both courteous and professional and has assisted us in being able to complete our job to a competent standard and I hope we can continue to rely upon you services– Leicester Engineering Company

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Accreditations

We are accredited with organisations such as the LCA, Safe Contractor, Chas and ISO 9001

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Case Studies

We have featured a number of case studies on our website featuring some of the projects we have carried out

Replacement of existing water tank

Water Tank Installation at University

DCS have a long service agreement with a prominent University in the Midlands. As with any established University the site water systems are extremely varied and in some areas out of date.

DCS installed a modern tank, surrounded by fences for security and with individual isolation valves allowing the tank to be used continuously, even during the annual chlorination.

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Water System overhaul & ongoing monitoring

Water System overhaul Academy in East Midlands

DCS has strong ties with an Academy who have various schools nationwide. One such school, established in 1952, was seen to have very poor water services within its building.

Following DCS completing the work, all systems have been working successfully, with DCS servicing the various water heaters and calorifiers annually. DCS also attend site to review the risk assessment.

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