This brand new British Standard gives recommendations and guidance on the development of a Water Safety Plan (WSP). The standard is intended to be used as a code of practice to demonstrate current good practice and compliance.
BS 8680:2020 also covers how to conduct a risk assessment to ensure the safety of employees and the public. It cross-references BS 8580 on risk assessments for Legionella.
The standard applies to all types of premises and undertakings with water systems that can pose a risk to those exposed, either from the water itself or aerosols derived from it, and where a WSP is particularly recommended within existing national guidance, such as in healthcare.
It applies to:
- WSP development for new buildings
- Modifications and renovations to existing water systems
- Retrospective applications to control risks to health from all types of water use