Thursday, 21 January 2016

CIBSE Accredited Legionella Awareness Training

Do you offer your staff training to better understand their role in the Control & Prevention of Legionella?

Is their training up to date?

Training is important if you are wanting to improve the day-to-day running of your organisation. 

Here at GES Water, we offer CIBSE Accredited Legionella Awareness Training Courses to suit all your requirements, which can also contribute towards staff CPD Training.

Courses can be specifically tailored to suit the individual’s needs and we offer both full and half day courses for everyone, from Maintenance Staff to Managers.

How will it Benefit you?

· You will develop appropriate management and control measures for your company.
· You will learn to understand  the history of Legionellosis & Legionnaires Disease.
· It will enable you to gain further knowledge of current regulations & guidance.
· It will help you develop appropriate precautionary control measures within your own organisation.
· You will develop your awareness & have a clearer understanding of your role as a site responsible person.

We offer on site training for up to 15 delegates at a cost of £475 and also offer individual courses based on £50 per person.

All our training is carried out by experienced professionals with industry knowledge in the management and prevention of legionella.

For more information or to book one of our courses, please call 0800 121 8808 or email and one of our consultants will be in touch.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Carry out Water Sampling with GES Water!

Do you work in the Leisure Industry?

Do you have hot tubs or spa baths?
Are they sampled regularly for bacteria and water quality?

Example of Hot Tub External

Example of Hot Tub Internal

Why is sampling important?

Put simply; it means you can see your control measures are working and that you are keeping your clients safe!

Here at GES Water, we have many customers who currently utilise our services to keep water quality in check. Sampling can save lives because if you know what's in your water, you can develop proper control measures to ensure the prevention of Legionella proliferation (and other bacteria) .

We have a wealth of experience from carrying out water sampling and currently undertake sampling of hot tubs, spa baths, hydrotherapy pools, swimming pools, hot and cold domestic water systems & effluent samples.

Get in touch and find out why water sampling is crucial to ensure the water quality for your customers.

Call 0800 121 8808 or email for a FREE quote for water sampling at your site.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Magic Three cycle to Paris in Aid of Charity

Hi all!

Those of you who follow the GES social media feeds on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ will know that this coming Friday 19th June 2015, three of the best with be cycling from London to Paris in aid of charity.

Mark David (Sales Director at GES) and Mike Papworth (Managing Director of EAC Network Solutions) will be cycling in aid of Scope and Naomi House. Alan Holland (National Sales Manager at GES) will be cycling in aid of Help for Heroes.

The cycle will take place over 3 days from 19th to 21st June.

Mark,Mike and Alan will face difficult challenges throughout the cycle as they test themselves on this 250 mile journey.

They will be setting off from Marble Arch, London at 6am Friday to end in Dover for the ferry crossing.

On day 2 they will cycle from Calais to Amiens and then on day 3 they will cycle from Amiens to Paris ending at the Arc De Triomphe. 

All three have been training hard to prepare for this endurance test and the weather is looking good but our guys could be cycling into a strong headwind.So let's keep our fingers crossed for them!

To sponsor follow either of the links provided:

2 Fat Lads & A Bald Bloke Cycling to Paris


Alan, Mark & Mike's London to Paris cycle ride

Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

GES offer Endoscope Inspections

If you have cooling towers, did you know that you should inspect them regularly to check if they need cleaning. 

If you're now thinking, 'I don't inspect them regularly', then you need to book an endoscope inspection with GES Water.

Endoscope inspections give you the most accurate representation of the pack in the cooling tower so you can see beyond the initial conditionCheck out our photos for what you could see with our inspections:

It is your legal obligation to inspect your cooling tower packing regularly and should an inspector come out to check, you should be able to PROVE it's in a good working condition. These photos are the best way of proving the internals are clean and if not, they are a good indicator of when to book in a clean.

Our Endoscope inspections start from just £400 per day (weekday working) and could help prevent a legionella outbreak.

For further information about our Endoscope inspections, call 0800 121 8808 or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Cold Water Storage Tank Inspections and Cleans

Does your site have Cold Water Storage Tanks? Do they comply with current regulations?

Did you know that corrosion of galvanised water tanks can provide a food source for legionella bacteria?

Did you also know that biofilm in Cold Water Storage Tanks can provide a safe-haven for legionella bacteria to grow and proliferate?

As a site responsible person, if you're not sure of any systems that could pose potential risk from Legionella bacteria, it would be wise to have a full site specific Legionella Risk Assessment carried out. 

Have you identified that you have Cold Water Storage Tanks onsite?

Do you have showers that can generate an aerosol?

Is your site high risk?

How can GES Water help you comply?

  • Carry out a full site specific Legionella Risk Assessment
  • Carry out 6 monthly temperature monitoring and inspection reports of all Cold Water Storage Tanks on your site
  • UKAS Accredited bacterial water sampling and analysis
  • Clean and Chlorination of domestic hot and cold water systems
  • Cold Water Storage Tank Replacement and Refurbishment
  • We can provide a survey to assess the possibility of converting tank stored water to a wholesome mains fed water supply

Tank fed water if not sized and installed correctly, can become stagnant and pose a significant risk if not monitored and maintained correctly. By putting into place a simple 6 monthly inspection, you significantly reduce the risk associated with Cold Water Storage Tanks and also comply with the HSE guidance

Is your tank insulated and does it have sufficient ventilation?

Example of a dirty and corroded tank

Did you know that there are higher risk individuals who are more susceptible to contracting Legionnaires Disease? 

  • Immuno-suppressed individuals
  • Increasing Age, particularly above 50
  • Existing Respiratory Disease
  • Smokers, alcoholics and drug users
  • Individuals with long-term debilitating illnesses

For a FREE site audit and survey by one of GES Water's consultants, call us today on 
0800 121 8808 or alternatively, email us at

Friday, 13 March 2015

Red Nose Day

Everyone at GES is supporting Red Nose Day today and have come into work in fancy dress as something that their first initial begins with. Those who have come in fancy dress donated £2 but those who haven't have donated £5! That's what ya get for not joining in with the fun! Take a look at our efforts below!

Darren as a Drag Queen!

Mags as Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction

Julie as a Jewellery stand!

Posing for the camera!

Clare as a Cake Stand and Debbie as Delia Smith!

Natasha as a ninja!

The whole gang posing for a photo. That's Renato to the far left dressed as a Risk Assessment and in the green is Anneka dressed as an apple!

NB: We were given less than a day's notice to find our outfits but I think we did really well considering this!

We've all donated to support Red Nose Day.

 If you would like to donate, please follow the link below: 

Or you can text FUNNY to 70011 to donate £1

It's all for a great cause!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas is here;Time to call us!

Hello and Good Afternoon to you!

Ok so Christmas is looming and like everyone else, here at GES, we are working hard right up to Christmas Eve, trying to ensure you guys get all your Legionella Prevention requirements sorted ready for the new year.

A service we have been raving about of late is our Closed Heating Systems Analysis. At this time of year, we all put our heating on more often to take the chill out of the air and to keep warm. However,if you don't use your system during the summer months, there is a chance that it could be in a poor state. This can reduce efficiency and bump up your heating costs if left untreated.

Obviously we don't want that and are currently offering a FREE (yes something that's actually FREE) sample from your system to determine your requirements.

At a survey, we would test for the following:

  • Ph and Condutivity
  • Hardness
  • Inhibitor (Nitrite,Molybdate,Tannin)
  • Metals (Iron, Copper, Aluminium)
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Suspended Solids

This survey, along with the correct advice and guidance from ourselves, will increase efficiency and longevity of your system and will cut costs for you, the consumer.

Your home will feel a lot more cozy with money saved on heating bills.

So it's a no brainer really.Give us a call today on 0800 121 8808 to find out more about how we can save you money in the long run!

Tasha @ GES