Aquatrust Step Up and Fly High to Fundraise for Hollybank Trust

We are very proud of our team here at Aquatrust who have set their sights high to fundraise for Hollybank Trust Mirfield. On Saturday 19th May 2018 they set off as a team to tackle ‘Gung-Ho’ at Temple Newsham, Leeds.  It was a very hot day however they all successfully completed the 5K course of [...]

June 28th, 2018|Blog|

Updated Privacy Policy 2018

To comply with the new standards introduced by the European data protection law known as the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) please find attached our updated privacy notice. Privacy Policy - May 2018

May 25th, 2018|Blog|

Aquatrust AGM 2018

Aquatrust Annual General Meeting 2018 -  Manchester On Friday 27th April 2018 the whole Aquatrust team enjoyed a great day out for their Annual General meeting.  The morning began with breakfast and conference at Trafford Park Golf Centre, Manchester where it was lovely to see both our East and West Team come together.  As a [...]

May 11th, 2018|Blog|

Public Health England Monthly Legionella Report March 2018

Every month The Public Health England publish a Legionnaires' Disease monthly surveillance report. This includes analysis of pneumatic cases of Legionnaires Disease as part of the national surveillance scheme. The monthly results of this report are certainly of interest to the team at Aquatrust. Here you can see the report for March 2018.     [...]

April 26th, 2018|Blog|

Aquatrust Fundraising Hollybank Trust

Charity Events 2018 At Aquatrust we have a very strong team ethic and this year we have decided to use this to help fundraise for a local charity.  Having visited Hollybank Trust, Mirfield our managing Director Gary Russell was confident that this was a very worthy cause. Who are Hollybank Trust? Hollybank Trust are a [...]

February 24th, 2018|Blog|

Fundraising Events for Aquatrust Employees

  Hollybank Trust, Mirfield. Our managing director, Gary, recently enjoyed a meeting at Hollybank Trust, Mirfield.  This is a fantastic local based care organisation. He was very impressed with the home and its facilities, care and fundraising events. We are now calling on our employees to help us have some involvement in the fundraising. Posters [...]

February 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Aquatrust has whole country covered

  Aquatrust team cover the whole country. Aquatrust are a Northern based company, with offices in Cleckheaton and St Helens, however we are more than happy to travel to other parts of the country to ensure our clients manage the risk of Legionella and comply with all appropriate water regulations. On a day to day [...]

January 25th, 2018|Blog|

Our Head Office – The Grange, Cleckheaton

We are very proud of our head office - The Grange, 92 Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, and we have started to work with the local community to find out a little bit about its history. It would appear that it was built by one of the most prominent families in Cleckheaton when they donated their original [...]

January 19th, 2018|Blog|

Confined Space Training Day for Aquatrust Engineers

  Confined Space Training On Tuesday 16th January 2018 our engineers successfully completed a confined space training course at ESSS Safeforce Castleford. This course has provided them with an in depth understanding of the requirements of the law, associated legislation, safe systems and work and risk assessments when working within a confined space. This is [...]

January 17th, 2018|Blog|

Legionella in residential nursing and care homes

The vast majority of residents at nursing and care homes will be elderly or those with a lower immune system. These two factors alone will increase the risk of the residents contracting legionnaires disease. Control measures should therefore be taken very seriously by the management teams of these organisations. Unfortunately Legionella Control can often get [...]

November 21st, 2017|Blog|

Legionella Outbreak in Disneyland California

Two water cooling towers at the park had to be shut down after 1 death and 10 infections Every business and organisation has a responsibility for legionella control and it’s often assumed that it’s the small companies, who may lack resources and understanding of the bacteria, who are most likely to fall short of that [...]

November 17th, 2017|Blog|

Legionella Awareness Day campaign highlights increase in cases

Freedom of information request reveals 35% increase in cases of Legionnaire’s Disease Statistics gathered for Legionella Awareness Day on 30th August through freedom of information requests, has revealed that 1300 cases of Legionnaire’s Disease have been reported in the UK since 2014. The areas worst affected are Greater Manchester, Greater London and Nottinghamshire. This represents [...]

October 10th, 2017|Blog|

Why do organisations fail to comply with legionella regulations?

A look at the main reasons that lead to failure Looking over our blog and the kinds of stories that we’ve covered, it really highlights the main reasons that organisations fail to meet their responsibilities for legionella control. By that, we’re not referring to the specific details such as failing to conduct proper monitoring or [...]

October 10th, 2017|Blog|

Why paying lip service to legionella risk does not absolve responsibility

G4S fined £1.8million In 2016, G4S was handed a £1.8million fine for failing to protect Harlow Council’s workers from the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease (see the news story). G4S manage the Council’s Harlow branch. An inspection had found a serious lack of compliance in maintaining water systems at the site: monitoring and testing of systems [...]

August 24th, 2017|Blog|

£1 million fine for legionella breakout caused by bid to save money

Court fines JTF Wholesale for health & safety breach Back in January, we posted news of a legionella outbreak caused by a display hot tub in a JTF Wholesale store. There were 21 confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s Disease linked to the incident, 2 of those affected died as a result. The court case was heard [...]

July 24th, 2017|Blog|

Sick building syndrome

Could your building be making staff ill? Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a term that has been coined to describe a range of symptoms thought to be linked to spending time in a certain building, usually a workplace. It covers a range of symptoms including headaches, nausea, aches and pains, fatigue, shortness of breath and [...]

July 24th, 2017|Blog|

The Aquatrust Training Academy

As a service provider we believe that we have an obligation to offer a high level of expertise in our field, after all that is what you, the customer, pay us to do. As an employer, we understand that this expertise comes from the knowledge and skills of our staff and only by continuing to [...]

July 14th, 2017|Blog|

Legionella Control Association Re-registration

Today Aquatrust has received its new LCA certificate that keeps us registered with the LCA until August 2018. We got the certificate early in the process by reviewing our statement of compliance, completing our internal audit and acting upon the advice of the external audit in a timely manner (Oh and paying on time too!) [...]

July 13th, 2017|Blog|

Hosepipe creates perfect breeding ground for legionella

A recent incident demonstrates the danger of legionella from something as innocuous as a garden hose pipe. 63 year old Stephen Clements died just one week after cleaning his terrace using a garden hose that had been left out across the lawn for a number of months. (Read the story here) The hose, filled with [...]

July 7th, 2017|Blog|

Electronic Legionella Management

Around a year ago we made the decision to invest in a comprehensive legionella management system in order to provide a better service for clients and to make our own systems more efficient. After much research we opted for Zetasafe due to its simplicity of use and its legislative compliance capability. Using a system like [...]

June 28th, 2017|Blog|