Open Water Testing

Racoo provides water quality testing and analysis services for a large number of open water swimming and triathlon events and venues in the UK.

One of the key challenges for event organisers & venue operators is that it can often be very difficult to organise one-off or irregular water sampling at a reasonable cost. Furthermore, many of the results that are returned consist only of raw data, with little or no interpretation.

As part of our service, we provide the raw data but can also align the results to the EU bathing water directive standards and BTF/ITU regulations on a traffic light colour coded system to make them easily understandable.

We offer a complete water quality sampling and results package ideally suited for open water swimming and triathlon event organisers and venue operators.

To get accurate results, samples are incubated which allows bacteria & organisms within the sample to ‘grow’, once they have grown a count can be provided. This normally takes 48h-72hrs. Result certificates are then emailed to you using our traffic-light colour coding system which provides you with clear & concise results.

Potable Water Testing

A regular programme of potable water testing on-board ships, other marine vessels and off-shore installations is an essential management process required to maintain safe drinking water supplies for crew members, passengers and others.

Providing good quality drinking water on board ships, other marine vessels and other temporary or off-shore installations for both crew and passengers is an age-old problem.

Modern ships often have large, complex water storage systems and networks of distribution pipework. If they are not properly cleaned and maintained, these water systems can provide the ideal environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to flourish.

Racoo offer a comprehensive range of water safety risk management, potable water testing and laboratory analysis solutions to support ship owners and operators of marine vessels.

Our experts can provide advice and support to help you identify the most appropriate strategies for the safe management of your drinking water supplies.

With offices in London serving the South and South East England, Manchester (North West), Birmingham (Midlands), Bristol (South East England and Wales), Leeds (North and North East) and Glasgow (Scotland), supported by regional teams of specially trained technicians, in-field specialists and consultants we can offer professional, cost effective drinking water testing and laboratory analysis solutions across the whole of the UK and internationally.

Contact us today to learn how our expert water quality analysis services can help you keep your water safe.

Water Sample Collection Officer

The Racoo Screening extensive sample collection network enables clients wherever based within the UK to take advantage of this service. Collections can take place on site to suit your requirements.

Please contact us if you require advice on setting your company alcohol limit or wish to purchase Alcohol test instruments for your own use.

Do It Yourself Water Sample Collection Kits

We offer a range of water testing kits, all available online, including for EU Bathing water standards, legionella, blue-green algae testing, pH testing kits and more. Our water testing kits include full instructions, sterile sample bottles and pre-paid return label and packaging, for you to be able to return your samples to the lab, once taken.

Whether you require just a one-off test, or regular sampling programme for your water body, our water testing kits are easy-to-use, flexible and great value.


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