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Water Supply Safety – RAAC in UK Schools

Water Supply Safety: In the UK, some buildings stand as a testament to the past, serving as reminders of construction techniques that have since become obsolete and hazardous. Among these structures are those built using a type of concrete known as Reactive Aggregate Attack Concrete (RAAC), colloquially referred to as “crumbly concrete.” This outdated building material has raised significant safety concerns, particularly in the realm of education, where hundreds of schools across the UK used RAAC in their construction. In response to fears of potential collapses, some schools have been shut down, and temporary accommodation huts have been erected. Amidst these concerns, Dantek wants to offer guidance and support to ensure the safety of water supply systems in these vulnerable buildings.

School Buildings and Safety Fears

One of the most pressing concerns surrounding RAAC structures in the UK is their prevalence in school buildings. Many educational institutions unknowingly used RAAC in their construction, posing a significant risk to the safety of students and staff. In response to these safety fears, some schools have taken the difficult step of shutting down their facilities, disrupting the education of countless students.

Temporary Accommodation: A Vital Solution

With schools needing to ensure the safety of their students and staff, temporary accommodation huts have become a necessary and practical solution. These huts provide a secure environment for teaching and learning while allowing for essential repairs or reconstruction to take place. However, this is just a temporary measure. The long-term solution lies in the complete overhaul of RAAC-affected buildings.

Dantek: Ensuring Safe Water Supply

One critical aspect of maintaining Water Supply Safety of buildings, whether temporary or permanent, is ensuring the safety of water supply systems. Here at Dantek, we offer trusted water treatment services.

Water Supply Safety – Disinfection: A Necessity

Dantek understands the importance of maintaining clean Water Supply Safety in systems. When dealing with construction projects, disinfection of water supply pipes is a crucial step to ensure that the water is safe for consumption. According to guidelines outlined in BS 8558 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, disinfection is necessary under various circumstances:

  • Installing new supply pipes unless it’s a private dwelling occupied by a single family.
  • Carrying out major extensions or alterations, unless it’s a private dwelling occupied by a single family.
  • Working on underground pipework, excluding localized repairs or insertion of junctions.
  • When a system has not been regularly flushed or used, or when contamination is suspected due to factors like sewage, animals, or human interference.

What you can expect from Dantek’s water treatment services:

Our services encompass a thorough flush and disinfection process that goes the extra mile in ensuring your Water Supply Safety and compliant. The procedure includes a balanced flush of the entire system to displace sediment, scale, and debris towards the outlets, followed by meticulous disinfection of cold-water and domestic hot water pipework to all outlets. To guarantee the effectiveness of the disinfection, we perform repeated flushes using town mains water until disinfectant levels meet the stringent standards outlined in BS8558.

One of the key elements of our service is the assessment of system water quality. We take representative potable water samples and entrust them to a UKAS accredited laboratory for in-depth microbial analysis. The results, which confirm the microbiological quality of the system water, are then compiled into a comprehensive laboratory report and certificate. This documentation serves as tangible proof of the thorough work we’ve carried out, giving you the confidence and assurance that your water supply is both safe and compliant with industry regulations.

Dantek’s Expertise and Reassurance

Our extensive experience in water treatment services is invaluable in these uncertain times. We can provide expert guidance and support to ensure that water supply systems are compliant with regulations and safe for use. Beyond that, we offer reassurance to those responsible for the safety of these buildings, providing peace of mind that they are doing everything possible to protect the people who rely on their water systems.

We’re here to support you in navigating the challenges posed by RAAC structures and to ensure that Water Supply Safety concerns are addressed with the utmost care and expertise

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding chlorination’s in your school, college, or university. We are here to provide assistance and support. You can contact us at 01454 417 920 or email us at

Thank You to Our Customers and Followers: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Dantek!

As the year draws to a close, we at Dantek want to express our gratitude to our customers, followers, and everyone who has been a part of our journey in 2023. πŸ™πŸŽ‰

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚

As we prepare to wrap up our work for the festive season and savor the delights of mulled wines and minced pies, we want to extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas. We deeply appreciate you all working with Dantek and we look forward to continuing our journey with you in the upcoming year. πŸŒŸβ„οΈ

Behind the Scenes: Our Amazing Team 🌟πŸ‘₯

At Dantek, our success is built on the dedication and hard work of our incredible team. From the office to the field, every member plays a crucial role in delivering the exceptional service and water hygiene solutions that our customers rely on. πŸ’ͺπŸ’πŸš€

The Operations Team: Our dedicated operations team prides itself on meticulous project planning and seamless coordination, guaranteeing the smooth execution of your projects. Their attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills shine whether they are orchestrating a 300-site contract, conducting a clean and disinfection operation at a school, or managing one of our monthly monitoring contracts. πŸ“ŠπŸ”πŸ—οΈ

Sales Team: Our sales team is the first point of contact for our customers. They work tirelessly to provide quick and accurate quotes, helping our clients make informed decisions about their projects. πŸ’ΌπŸ“ˆπŸ“ž

Administration Staff: Behind the scenes, our administration staff keeps our office running like a well-oiled machine. They handle everything from our electronic logbook and water sampling analysis to assistant scheduling. πŸ“‹πŸ’»πŸ—‚οΈ

Water Hygiene Technicians: Our technicians are the experts in the field, bringing solutions to life. Their technical knowledge and commitment to excellence are evident in every project they undertake. They work diligently to ensure that everything is monitored, maintained, and recorded to the highest standards. πŸ› οΈπŸš°πŸ”¬

Legionella Risk Assessment Experts: Our team of risk assessors holds a crucial responsibility in evaluating the water services at your locations. Their rigorous risk assessments meet the highest standards, and their technical expertise in water systems is exceptional, enabling them to provide comprehensive recommendations for effective legionella control on your premises. πŸ¦ πŸ”πŸ’§

Finance Team: Behind every successful operation is a robust financial team, and ours is no exception. Our finance team manages the financial health of Dantek, ensuring that we can continue to provide the high-quality services you rely on. Their expertise in budgeting, financial planning, and resource allocation is vital to our stability and growth. πŸ’°πŸ“ŠπŸ’Ό

HR Department: At the heart of Dantek is our HR department, which takes care of our most valuable asset – our people. They work tirelessly to recruit top talent, provide training and development opportunities, and foster a positive workplace culture. Their dedication to our team’s well-being ensures that we have a motivated and skilled workforce ready to meet your needs. πŸ€πŸ‘©β€πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό

Marketing Team: Our marketing team plays a pivotal role in connecting with our customers and spreading the word about the innovative solutions and services we offer. Their creativity, strategic thinking, and digital expertise help us reach new audiences and keep our valued customers informed about the latest developments at Dantek. πŸ“£πŸ“ˆπŸ“±

Compliance Team: Ensuring that we meet and exceed regulatory and industry standards is a non-negotiable commitment at Dantek. Our compliance team is responsible for staying up-to-date with ever-evolving regulations and ensuring that our operations adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards. Their attention to compliance gives you peace of mind when choosing Dantek for your projects. πŸ“œβœ…πŸ”

Our team at Dantek is united by a common goal – to provide you with exceptional service and solutions. Together, our dedicated teams – from the office to the field, finance to compliance – form the strong foundation on which Dantek stands. 🀝🌟

If you’d like to join our dedicated team at Dantek and be part of our mission to ensure water safety and compliance for businesses across the UK, we’d love to hear from you! πŸ’ΌπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Discover our current job openings on Indeed or by visiting our website at Feel free to reach out to us at ☎️ 01454 417 920 or πŸ“§ email to inquire about exciting career opportunities with us.

And for those looking to become one of our valued customers and experience the benefits of our expert water hygiene and treatment services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Whether you have questions, need a quote, or are ready to enhance your water system’s performance, you can contact us at any time by calling us at the same number, ☎️ 01454 417 920, or reaching out to πŸ“§ We’re here to support your water hygiene needs and help your business thrive in a safe and compliant environment. πŸ’§πŸ’

Thank you once again to all our customers, followers, and staff! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for choosing Dantek, and we look forward to working with you in 2024. πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚

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