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HYDROP Independent Consultancy Practice
Specialists in the Management of Legionella and Water Quality

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Independent System Auditing

Our independent system auditing allows the responsible persons to obtain an understanding of their organisation's prevailing Water Quality Management 'status of compliance' to ensure that the required risk management parameters are suitably met.

We carry out thorough, unbiased and totally independent management procedures, paperwork audits and performance monitoring of all pertinent department and appointed contractors of the organisation, to consider areas of the Water Quality risk management and control programmes employed including:

  • Management structures
  • Management and process documentation
  • Reporting and Log-Book systems
  • Pre-planned maintenance (PPM) programmes and other pertinent processes
  • Risk assessments
  • Training

Why is this Necessary?

"If precautions are to remain effective, the condition and performance of the system will need to be monitored."
HSE - Approved Code of Practice and guidance

In accordance with the Health and Safety Executive and Department of Health issued guidelines, managers of Water Quality risk management programmes need to satisfy themselves that the required processes and procedures are being implemented correctly and that they are achieving the desired risk control. This is attained by on-going auditing and performance monitoring of processes.

"If a contractor is commissioned to carry out maintenance and in-house expertise is not available to monitor their performance, an independent professional adviser should be retained to carry out this function. Using another maintenance contractor in a monitoring role could lead to a conflict of interest"
Department of Health - Water systems, operational management

The Process

One-off 'Status' audits which are designed to report on the prevailing level of compliance and efficacy of Water Quality risk management programmes employed, or on-going 'Periodic' audits designed to report and track any changes made to the programme, good or bad. Results are presented in comprehensive reports which outline the measured and assessed efficacy, efficiency and legislation compliance of the Water Quality risk management programmes employed. Where necessary, recommendations for improvements and/or additions to the programmes are provided.