It is important to evidence that your hot and cold water systems are storing water at the required temperatures. To facilitate this, it is a requirement to have the sentinel outlets (the nearest and furthest outlets from the point of storage) tested on a monthly frequency to record the temperature of the hot and cold water.
In addition, all outlets should be tested over the course of each year. Where the temperature fails to achieve the required level, identification of the cause needs to be undertaken and the defect recorded in the building defects register.
Building defects register
The building defects register must be kept up to date with all incidents of failures to achieve levels detailed in the control scheme. Where a defect is recorded, it should identify the date it was identified, who identified it, corrective action taken to resolve the defect, when the defect was corrected and by whom, and if any other action is required to prevent repeat occurrences.
Choose the option that works best for you
Rock Compliance offers traditional engineer-delivered temperature monitoring as well as remote online monitoring solutions that allow you to exceed the minimum requirements set out in HSG 274 part 2. Remote monitoring allows for 24-hour monitoring of your systems.