What is the price of not implementing an effective Legionella management programme in your hospital? A loss in reputation, a loss of life, and after an April 2018 verdict, £300,000.
Why Biochemica? Lab Technician Nathan Dicicco Gives us the Lowdown on his Apprenticeship
Made in Stockton-on-Tees Feature: Biochemica Water
Stockton-on-Tees has a long-standing tradition in manufacturing that is still very much in evidence today. Through our regular Made in Stockton-on-Tees feature we take a look at some of the Borough’s manufacturing success stories.
A company which offers innovative and environmentally-friendly water treatment solutions is being helped to find new markets thanks to the support of Teesside University.
Billingham-based Biochemica Water received support from the Innovate Tees Valley programme when it wanted to update the way in which it marketed itself online and digitally.
SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICSHIP SCHEME SEE’S BIOCHEMICA WATER APPOINT ANOTHER YOUNG ENGINEER AT INEOS NITRILES
In 2009, EU leaders set a legislation to meet its climate and energy targets for the year 2020, The 2020 package. The 2020 package is the EU’s key tool for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from large scale facilities in the power and industry sectors. The package has three main targets:
As with a lot of industries, food and beverage manufacturers consume high volumes of water in their processes. This results in high volumes of wastewater, and with that comes a number of problems and after effects.
Wastewater is exactly that, waste. That waste forms into sludge, the residual solids associated with the primary and secondary phases of the wastewater treatment process. After chemical addition to promote liquid-solid separation in the primary phase of treatment and then from biological sludge after further treatment, the residual solids become a waste sludge.
Tees Valley mayor, Ben Houchen, visited the largest independently owned water treatment company, based in Billingham, to discuss the company’s plans for expansion.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Law, the duty care holder and any company or responsible person appointed to oversee any kind of monitoring work could be prosecuted if an individual contracted Legionnaires’ disease on site. Below, we have provided seven tips on preventing the growth of Legionella.
1. Appoint a dedicated hygiene manager
This doesn’t have to be a specifically-hired manager, it could be a role assigned to an in-house member of staff or it could be outsourced. However, this should be one of the first steps followed to help prevent the growth of Legionella. Monitoring all the water systems and carrying out the appropriate checks and treatments is a big task. Any missed checks or treatment could result in a Legionella outbreak.
Students at Ingleby Mill Primary School have been given the opportunity to decide how their school will spend a £2000 donation received from Billingham based water and wastewater treatment specialists Biochemica Water.
John Fraser, Managing Director of the firm, was joined by NEPIC Chief Executive and former Labour MP for Hartlepool Iain Wright on a visit of the Ingleby Barwick school earlier this week. They were greeted by the excitable students with an assembly in their honour, where Iain announced the donation of £2000.
You may have noticed this week that many businesses are celebrating their apprentices on social media. Well, there is a reason for this. Starting from 5th March 2018 and lasting all week, the UK government is promoting National Apprenticeship Week. #NAW2018 is an initiative to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy.
Billingham based water and wastewater treatment specialists Biochemica Water have been shortlisted in the Company of the Year category at the prestigious North East Business Awards Teesside Heat.
On the back of their NEPIC SME of the Year win, Biochemica Water has been shortlisted for the top award at the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards. Competing against Stokesley based food manufacturers Quorn and Hartlepool based energy experts Utility Alliance, Biochemica Water will be hoping to walk away as winners at Teesside University on the 22nd March.
Water and wastewater treatment firm Biochemica Water has been recognised for its work by a Gold Label economic cluster.
Based in the heart of industrial Teesside, Billingham, the firm was named the Small Business of the Year at the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Annual Awards Dinner 2018, honouring the outstanding achievements of the companies and individuals who make up the chemical-processing industries in the North East of England. The prestigious event, held at Hardwick Hall, County Durham, was attended by 450 industry leaders on January 19.
That was how the UK Pool and Spa Awards was described by one lucky winner at The Vox Resorts in Birmingham last week. It was also a night to remember for Biochemica Leisure as we sponsored the Holiday Park Pool of the Year award for the first time. Camila Ruddy presented the award to Hafan y Mor, who we all agreed were deserved winners.