We are unrivalled in the scope, quality and technical expertise of our water treatment & hygiene capabilities
Our market leading Water Treatment & Hygiene division comprises a group of businesses which deliver an integrated water treatment, hygiene and compliance service across the UK and Ireland.
Chemical Supply & Dosing
WCS Group design, supply, install and commission services for liquid and solid chemicals for scale, bacteriological and fouling control needs. Together forming a comprehensive solution for all chemical supply & dosing requirements.
Closed Heating, Versatemp and Chilled Systems
We help you to maintaining the correct condition of water in closed systems for the prevention of microbiological fouling, corrosion, and scale.
If not properly managed, these issues can result in energy wastage, poor system performance, and the early replacement of plant technologies and components. WCS Group can provide a range of services from one off chemical and microbiological analysis and review of records to complete online and remote monitoring of your system’s health all in line with BG50. WCS group can provide bespoke chemical dosing solutions for biocides and inhibitors.
We ensure compliance with BG50/2013 for water treatment of closed heating and cooling systems.
eLog Book & Asset Management
All WCS Group reporting is available online with the WCS Portal. All engineers are equipped with the latest mobile technology to enable our highly motivated and skilled workforce to deliver results to our clients in real time.
At WCS Group, we combine decades of experience in water treatment, with digital asset optimisation and advances in connectivity to improve decision-making, operating results and realise new levels of efficiency. We save customers time, money and deliver peace of mind.
Indoor Air Quality
WCS Group’s technical specialists assess, monitor, report and improve indoor air quality which reduces the risk of airborne pathogens, contaminants and other environmental hazards.
Poor air hygiene and management can trigger ill-health, sick building syndrome and forced absence by building occupants. It can also lead to increased building operation costs and expensive remedial works – ducting, carpeting, ceiling tiles etc.
Reliable air hygiene is about human health, wellbeing, compliance and reducing operating costs and the environmental footprint. Our air hygiene solutions include: performance/energy audits, coil cleaning and filter replacement.
We can help ensure the cleanliness, water quality and microbiological control of engineered water systems.
WCS Group provides indepndent UKAS Accredited testing for Legionella, total viable count (TVC) and potable water testing. We also offer extensive bespoke testing for all water related matters.
Legionella Risk Assessments
Our SafeCare division delivers over 10,000 risk assessments per year across all industries throughout the UK and Ireland, and provide remedial works which alleviate the risk of Legionella contamination.
All companies have an obligation to ensure the work environment is safe for employees which includes controlling Legionella risks. SafeCare is an independant division of WCS Group consultants who undertake comprehensive assessments of hot and cold-water systems to identify every possible risk.
We offer the latest technology available to ensure the successful handover of systems at completion and the maximisation of system life and efficiency. Pre-commission cleaning to BG29 from small HVAC to district heating systems.
Closed systems need to be pre-commission cleaned and/or water samples taken for analysis in any new installation of a heating or chilled closed water system or where major extensions have been made.
There are several guidance documents for different applications, including BG29/2012 for pre-commission cleaning of pipework systems.
WCS Group use a remote temperature monitoring system which electronically logs temperature readings and other vital operating and compliance data.
The system fully integrates with and can handle other (non-related) applications and can help deliver compliance under HSG 274 Part 2 and ACoP L8.
WCS Group’s expert teams are experienced in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of cost-effective water treatment solutions across various sectors, including: food & beverage, facilities management, healthcare & hospitality.
We will propose the right solution for your needs from chlorine and other chemical dosing systems to ultra-violet (UV) disinfection.
Secondary disinfection can help maintain the microbiological quality of water systems by inhibiting the growth of potentially harmful pathogens. WCS Group offers various continuous secondary disinfection systems and monitoring services for potable water and other water systems.
WCS Group’s collective expertise has led to the development of solutions that prevent boiler deterioration, ensuring constant compliance through the reduction of repair and replacement costs, energy usage and other costs associated with boiler downtime.
WCS Group’s nationally based team of responsive engineers can work closely with you to ensure you are getting the best from your boiler. This tailored service can include:
- Boiler water monitoring contracts with regular service visits
- Energy optimisation surveys to identify areas for improvement
- Reducing build-up of scale and corrosion in your boiler through correct chemical treatment
- Reducing boiler running costs through effective water, pre-treatment, and system management
Swimming Pool & Spa Testing Services
We are the market leader in the testing of commercial swimming pools and spas, visiting over 1000 pool sites every month UK wide.
Our service has been developed to assist councils, health club chains, hotels, schools and hosptials to achieve compliance with the national guidelines set out by BSI & The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG). These guidelines recommend that swimming & spa pools should be tested monthly for microbilogical quality.
Apart from achieving compliance with the guidelines regular monthly sampling of a pool or spa demonstrates to your customers your commitment towards their health and safety and the enjoyment of their visit to your facility. In addition it can also prevent costly shut downs.
Our engineers are trained to at least Pool Plant Operator level and use high quality, calibrated testing kits. A range of additional tests are carried to allow investigation of specific problems with pool water quality.
We can deliver physical or remote monitoring of water temperatures to comply with ACoP L8. This monitoring is linked to risk assessments and recommended risk control measures are reported remotely back to a secure client portal to help enable your compliance.
Towers & Cooling
WCS Group can provide a range of services from one off site audits and checks to completely bespoke treatment for all cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hybrid towers and adiabatic systems from small HVAC cooling to industrial and hyperbolic towers, all compliant with ACoP L8 and HSG274.
We have developed an innovative method to recover a portion of the bleed water to re-use as makeup water. This saves our clients significant amounts of money by reducing the operating costs of cooling plants (OPEX). Efficient cooling is essential in minimising running costs and maintaining production uptime. Keeping the water in cooling systems in good condition, free of bacteria and in a state where the risk of corrosion is minimal is key to WCS Group’s reputation for expertise in cooling tower maintenance and optimisation.
Water Treatment Chemical Blending
We can provide bespoke blends of water treatment chemicals for all water treatment control requirements. We provide a thorough, technically-led complete solution for water treatment chemicals across: cooling water systems, boilers, hot & cold-water systems and effluent.
This means convenience, better across the board compliance, an assured supply chain solution and the benefits of a trusted partner. Customers benefit from a demonstrable environmental support strategy, access to emergency chemical stock and patented solutions.
We provide technical consulting, water treatment, chemical supply and dosing, UKAS accredited water testing and laboratory analysis, water hygiene, Legionella control, ACoP L8 and HSG274 compliance, air hygiene testing and quality, training and engineering solutions. We help customers reduce usage of water, chemicals and energy, safely and reliably. We tailor risk assessment, chemical dosing, monitoring and water management solutions to each and every plant configuration and customer need. Our services ensure compliance & safety and improve operational efficiency and sustainability.
We ensure adherence to ACoP L8 HSG274 parts 1 to 3, HTM4-01 (healthcare compliance), closed heating and chilled systems guidelines (BSRIA BG50), swimming pool guidelines (PWTAG), environmental standards including water discharge and servicing of Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) valves.
What We Do
We provide a broad range of water treatment, hygiene, testing, monitoring, sustainability, wastewater and engineering services. Water control improvement, Legionella risk management and hygiene, expert water systems and process knowledge, life cycle and asset management, Legionella control, wastewater & effluent services and training which helps customers ensure their water systems are operating safely, sustainably and reliably throughout the UK and Ireland.
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At a Glance
water treatment chemical blending facilities
R&D research laboratory
water treatment consultants, technicians and engineers