Severn Trent Services is at Utility Week Live 2023

Members of the Severn Trent Services organisation are at Utility Week Live 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. If you’re already there, you’ll find them at stand K14 near the net-zero stage.

This event has brought together customers, suppliers, and peers across the utility sector, with innovation and sustainability being key themes.

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GIS helps put Severn Trent Services on the map!

GIS mapping software is used by many organisations to view and manage location data.

For Severn Trent Services people – who look after thousands of water and wastewater assets across the UK – it’s one of many tools used to save time, save money, and add even more value to customers.

Chris Gilbert, Network Optimisation Manager at Severn Trent Services has been in the water industry for over 30 years.

He said:
“It’s amazing what a phenomenal job people have done with paper and spreadsheets. “But the world’s changed. And GIS mapping software is just one of several ways we use technology to do our jobs better.”

Chris Gilbert
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Introducing – Rob Glover, Operations Supervisor

Severn Trent Water Hygiene is growing, and we’re pleased to share with you the story of another new starter. We often speak passionately about our innovative software and outstanding Account Managers, however our Operations Team are the foundation of everything that we do.

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Severn Trent Services announces Robin Phillips as Head of Sustainability

Robin Phillips, who’s worked for Severn Trent Services for over 25 years, is the organisation’s first Head of Sustainability.

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Meet Abigail Hasnip, our new Marketing Assistant

We’re delighted to announce that Abigail Hasnip has joined our team as our new Marketing Assistant! She brings with her an innovative approach to marketing that will revolutionise our communications. There are many exciting things coming over the next few months that we can’t wait to share with you, and Abigail will be a cornerstone of these developments.

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Meet James Leeson, one of our Regional Sales Managers.

Meet James Leeson, one of our Regional Sales Managers, using his expertise to support our Sales Team with their ambitious growth goals.

James has been in the Water Hygiene industry for 11 years, starting off as a Service Technician working on a contract for a major Birmingham hospital. He has since worked his way up through being a Sales Engineer, before training to be a Business Development Manager, and finally moving in to his current role as a Regional Sales Manager.

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BS7592:2022: A New Legionella Sampling Standard:

Legionella is a bacterial disease that causes severe pneumonia, especially in the elderly. Any building that regularly has visitors is at risk of hosting Legionella, and builders and contractors are responsible for maintaining this bacteria within acceptable limits. How do you know what your control standards are? The British Standards Institute has released an updated version of the standard it originally drew up in 1992: BS7592:2008; BS7592:2022

Let’s take a look at the some of the key updates to this standard surrounding sampling for the presence of legionella bacteria.

This article is part of the Water Hygiene Newsletter.

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Meet Arran Webb, one of our Service Technicians.

Meet Arran Webb, one of our midlands-based Service Technicians. He works primarily with one of our customers in the Education sector; a university in the East Midlands.

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Managing Legionella Risk in Care Homes

Care home operators have a duty of care to ensure that their vulnerable residents are housed in a clean environment, protected from the risk of infection. This includes legionella within care homes. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently cracked down on three care homes in England that have been negligent regarding their responsibility to keep their residents safe.

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