Drinking water safety guidelines for Eastern Health Board premises.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264272
Title:
Drinking water safety guidelines for Eastern Health Board premises.
Authors:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Publisher:
Eastern Health Board (EHB)
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264272
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
An examination of recent outbreaks of waterborne illness emphasises the necessity for vigilance in order to ensure the safety of water supplies to Eastern Health Board Institutions. This document aims to provide guidance in the assessment of the suitability and safety of water distribution and water extraction systems. It is not an operations manual and nor should it be regarded as such. It is aimed at all those professionals who have an input into water safety. This guidance document outlines the need for risk assessment and risk management at all stages of the. distribution chain. It gives a background to the various standards and guidelines to be borne in mind when the risk to public health is being assessed. In conjunction with this risk assessment exercise, the introduction of the appropriate controls at the appropriate stages will determine the effectiveness of any water safety programme. This document deals only with the safety of drinking water. However, there are many institutions where water, which would ordinarily be used for bathing purposes, may inadvertently be. consumed. It is of paramount importance that in these circumstances this bathing water must conform to far higher standards than would normally be expected. In addition to drinking water, Eastern Health Board institutions use water for various therapeutic purposes such as renal dialysis, dental procedures etc. Given the complexity surrounding the standards to be attained for these therapeutic waters, they have been essentially excluded from this document. It is important however, that these waters achieve the appropriate standards. As such the standards should be known by the professionals concerned and an appropriate sampling programme should be employed to ensure that these standards are met.
Keywords:
WATER QUALITY; REGULATION; PUBLIC HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-06T22:26:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-06T22:26:28Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264272-
dc.descriptionAn examination of recent outbreaks of waterborne illness emphasises the necessity for vigilance in order to ensure the safety of water supplies to Eastern Health Board Institutions. This document aims to provide guidance in the assessment of the suitability and safety of water distribution and water extraction systems. It is not an operations manual and nor should it be regarded as such. It is aimed at all those professionals who have an input into water safety. This guidance document outlines the need for risk assessment and risk management at all stages of the. distribution chain. It gives a background to the various standards and guidelines to be borne in mind when the risk to public health is being assessed. In conjunction with this risk assessment exercise, the introduction of the appropriate controls at the appropriate stages will determine the effectiveness of any water safety programme. This document deals only with the safety of drinking water. However, there are many institutions where water, which would ordinarily be used for bathing purposes, may inadvertently be. consumed. It is of paramount importance that in these circumstances this bathing water must conform to far higher standards than would normally be expected. In addition to drinking water, Eastern Health Board institutions use water for various therapeutic purposes such as renal dialysis, dental procedures etc. Given the complexity surrounding the standards to be attained for these therapeutic waters, they have been essentially excluded from this document. It is important however, that these waters achieve the appropriate standards. As such the standards should be known by the professionals concerned and an appropriate sampling programme should be employed to ensure that these standards are met.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEastern Health Board (EHB)en_GB
dc.subjectWATER QUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectREGULATIONen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleDrinking water safety guidelines for Eastern Health Board premises.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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