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Nov 2021 23 07:54

Water temps

Morning all
How often do you test taps outlet temps around school and in classrooms and wash basins kitchen Etc.
When I started it was once a month new got a new manager overseeing 4 schools says it should be twice a week .
This is separate to the water co. Who come in monthly to check that and other related items.
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Nov 2021 23 08:57

Re: Water temps

twice a week?
ok if you've absolutely nothing else to do i guess...
i check ours once a month as per the r/a
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Re: Water temps

I didn’t.

Like you we have a company to come in and do them monthly. And as per the water/legionella risk assessment that was deemed enough.

I did flush little used areas weekly tho’.
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Nov 2021 23 09:53

Re: Water temps

Our temps are done monthly by an external contractor.

I do the flushing, half the school one week the other half the next week in rotation. I flush every outlet regardless of usage, I find it is easier than trying to select just little used outlets.

I only check temps if i suspect there is a problem.
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Nov 2021 23 11:32

Re: Water temps

Thanks for replies
I found twice a week a bit much but is doable. 30 min job.
Is there a regulation that states how many times ?
I’m wondering if this new chap has got something wrong .
He says it’s because the thermo valves that control the temp can fail so may cause over hot water in classrooms .
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Nov 2021 23 11:37

Re: Water temps

Beanthere wrote: Tue, 23rd Nov 2021, 11:32am Thanks for replies
I found twice a week a bit much but is doable. 30 min job.
Is there a regulation that states how many times ?
I’m wondering if this new chap has got something wrong .
He says it’s because the thermo valves that control the temp can fail so may cause over hot water in classrooms .
What does your site specific water risk assessment say?
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Nov 2021 23 12:42

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Beanthere wrote: Tue, 23rd Nov 2021, 11:32am He says it’s because the thermo valves that control the temp can fail so may cause over hot water in classrooms .
If they fail,then they will fail with just cold water coming through. That is one of the safety feature of the TMV.

We test once a month
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Nov 2021 23 16:06

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eggy wrote: Tue, 23rd Nov 2021, 12:42pm If they fail,then they will fail with just cold water coming through. That is one of the safety feature of the TMV.

We test once a month
This....

they will shut down the flow if there is no cold water this should be tested as well as temps.
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Vera wrote: Tue, 23rd Nov 2021, 4:06pm This....

they will shut down the flow if there is no cold water this should be tested as well as temps.
Thanks for clarifying. We have our TMV serviced quarterly. Our testing is in house .
We have to follow the other schools that are part of our academy.
This new method of taking temperatures is ridiculous,but we just do as we're told
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Nov 2021 23 16:49

Re: Water temps

A while ago a tmv failed but it didn’t shut off hot water . It was set at 30 but was letting water through at 45
Had to be replaced.
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