In the UK, the Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) has published a statement about the need for employers to comply with the law that they must provide access to water in the workplace.
At a time when there are lots of viruses circulating, in addition to Covid-19, dehydration can weaken the immune system and reduce resistance to infections. Provision of water dispensers, however, should be undertaken with care. At the Water Dispenser and Hydration Association (WHA) compliance is taken seriously. All our Members are required to pass an annual bespoke and rigorous audit of their business. The WHA audit standards are structured around the regulations that govern our Industry and these form the basis of Member compliance.
Our Distributor Members are audited annually by professional Industry Auditors against a number of Government Regulations such as Food Hygiene (England) Regulation 2013 and the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulation 2016 as well as a number of Environmental Legislations.
Bottling Plant Members are annually audited by NSF International, a global organisation with a long history in water quality. Audited against the high standards of the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water regulations 2018 as well as Food Safety regulations, end-users can be assured of a high quality bottled water product.
Even our Manufacturer and Supplier Members must comply with an audit specific to the water-contact products they supply to our Distributor and Bottling Plant Members, ensuring all products conform to Regulations such as The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) regulation 2012 and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 2013.
It’s safe to say when you choose a WHA Member, you are choosing a provider that puts your safety and compliance at the heart of their business. You will know that the water dispensers are installed professionally by technicians with proper and relevant industry and regulatory training and that the equipment is maintained and sanitised in line with industry guidelines.
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