Further Information

More detailed guidance on your duties can be found in the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance Legionnaires' Disease: The control of legonella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L8 (Third edition) HSE Books 2000 ISN 978 0 7176 1772 2. Part 1 of this publication contains advice on your duties under the law. Part 2 contains guidance on technical aspects of the assessment and control of legionella risks.

You can also obtain advice from
HSE Infoline
Environmental Health departments of local authorities
Professional bodies and organisations such as The Chartered Institution Of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE), The Building Services Research and Information association (BSRIA), and associations such as The Water Management Society (WMS) or The British Association For Chemical Specialities (BACS).

Anti-slavery and Anti-trafficking policy
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour, human trafficking whereby individuals are deprived of their freedom and are exploited for commercial or personal gain as enacted in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). 4i Water Services Ltd. is committed to a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and to act with integrity in all its dealings, relationships, and supply chains. It expects the same high standards from its entire staff, suppliers, contractors, and those with whom it does business. This policy applies to all employees, workers, consultants, and other persons doing business with 4i Water Services Ltd. including all its wholly owned companies, contractors, and suppliers.

4i Water Services Ltd. acknowledges the risk that a supply chain may involve the use of a hidden or unknown subcontractor reliant on forced labour. Although 4i Water Services Ltd.as a SME considers the risk of modern slavery to be low due to the nature of its supply chains, it takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously as demonstrated by its promotion and adoption of the following policy measures:

  • The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for 4i Water Services Ltd. or under its control.
  • Appropriate due diligence processes must be carried out in relation to modern slavery which may include considering human rights in a sector or country, the type of sector in which a service provider operates, the countries from which services are provided, the nature of relationships with suppliers, and the complexity of supply chain(s).
  • All supply chain lines need to be continually risk assessed and managed in relation to modern slavery and any high-risk suppliers audited.
  • 4i Water Services Ltd. encourages anyone to raise any concerns about modern slavery and will support anyone who acts in good faith.
  • 4i Water Services Ltd. has a whistleblowing policy which can be used to report any instances of modern slavery.
  • Wherever possible, 4i Water Services Ltd. will obtain warranties from suppliers that they are free of modern slavery (which can be passed on to subcontractors). These warranty clauses are contained in its standard procurement contract documentation available as Annex A to this policy.
  • 4i Water Services Ltd. Anti-slavery and Anti-trafficking Statement is published annually on the website.
  • 4i Water Services Ltd. is committed to upholding human rights.
  • 4i Water Services Ltd. will continue to develop its commitment to combat modern slavery and will provide staff training where appropriate.

Any breaches of this policy may result in 4i Water Services Ltd. taking disciplinary action against individual(s) and/or terminating its relationship with any organisation or supplier.

This policy is managed by the Compliance Manager and was approved by the Directors on 23 January 2017

Annex A:

Where we receive goods or services (to be inserted in all procurement contracts)
The Contractor acknowledges that as an organization carrying out business in the UK it is required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Contractor warrants that it does so and will take steps to ensure its operations and supply chains are trafficking and slavery-free, including, without limitation, imposing substantially similar obligations to those in this clause where it is permitted to subcontract its obligations under this agreement so that multi-level supply chains are addressed. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that any breach of this warranty will constitute a material remediable breach of contract.

The Contractor further warrants that neither it nor any of its officers, employees, nor so far as it is aware any subcontractor or other persons associated with it, have been convicted of any offence involving slavery and human trafficking. The Contractor acknowledges and agrees that any breach of this warranty will constitute an irremediable breach of contract.

Where we provide goods or services
4i Water Services Ltd. acknowledges that it is an organization carrying out business in the UK. It is required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and that pursuant to Section 54 of that Act it will publish annually the steps it is taking to ensure its operations and supply chains are trafficking and slavery-free.

Code of Conduct
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