W.E.T introduces Hygiene 20 shower management system

The nationwide Legionella compliance company has developed and launched an innovative shower cleaning system following investment at its Midlands production facility which is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria.

The Hygiene 20 Shower Management from W.E.T (Water Environmental Treatment) provides clients with a professional and efficient 'collect, clean and return' service, which is helping achieve compliance in a more effective way than any known process available today.

Showers are a primary source of waterborne infections such as Legionnaires’ Disease, which is why regular cleaning and disinfection is stipulated in H&S documents. This can pose a significant challenge for facility managers and estates teams, choosing either a 'hand-and-bucket' process or the deployment of disposable showers.

Whether organising the task of cleaning and disinfecting in-house or outsourcing, problems arise such as managing COSHH in vulnerable environments, a lack of quality control or assurance of effectiveness and process inefficiencies. Disposable showers can be an effective solution to these problems, but this is often an over-engineered solution to the problem.

Following the successful completion of R&D trials with Professor Anthony Hilton, a leading microbiologist and Deputy Executive Dean of Life & Health Sciences School at Aston University, W.E.T has launched to market Hygiene 20 Shower Management. The service is proving to be the 'go to' solution for managing shower compliance and is already helping NHS Trusts and Facility Management companies alike, with 1000s of units being processed today.

Working with Professor Hilton, the company developed a highly effective 6-stage cleaning process to achieve a 99.9% kill rate of bacteria to include chemical disinfection, mechanical removal of organic matter and pasteurisation of surface

Gary Parkinson, Managing Director of W.E.T comments: "At W.E.T we have a mission to provide clients with Sensible & Simple solutions for managing water system compliance. As part of this mission, we are delighted to announce the launch of our innovative Hygiene 20 Shower Management service. Working with Professor Hilton, the company developed a highly effective 6-stage cleaning process to achieve a 99.9% kill rate of bacteria to include chemical disinfection, mechanical removal of organic matter and pasteurisation of surfaces. Investment in an efficient production facility and the development of a flexible service, is enabling W.E.T to offer a highly competitive solution to achieving compliance."

6 stage Shower Management system

  • Stage 1 – Decontamination - Targets and breaks down thick biofilms
  • Stage 2 – Descaling - Removes scale to expose all surface areas
  • Stage 3 – Disinfection - Specialist treatment to penetrate biofilms and target harmful pathogens
  • Stage 4 – Shearing - Mechanical removal of microbiological fouling and other deposits
  • Stage 5 – Drying - Pasteurisation of all surfaces including hose internals
  • Stage 6 – Bagging - Airtight sealed packaging to avoid environmental contamination

Hygiene 20 Shower Management is fully compliant with HTM 04-01 and ACoP L8 and is provided by an experienced and professional company, registered by the LCA and quality approved to ISO 9001. The service features bar coding, audit databases, accurate record keeping, certification and automatic reminders to ensure compliance.

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