Advice on the supply of drinking water in the University.
Under the requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 employers have a duty to provide an adequate supply of wholesome drinking water.
In this University the Estates and Buildings Department have ensured this by supplying cold water that is of potable standard throughout the University estate, be its origin from a suitably maintained tank or a mains pipe supply.
Therefore, unless there occurs some external problem in the supply of water from Scottish Water to the University, which would of course be of a temporary nature and beyond the University's control, all cold water supplies within the University are supplied to drinking water standard.
Adopted by the University Court on 25th May 2009
Full policy available from the Estates and Builings website and all enquiries should be directed to them in the first instance.
This guidance has mainly been superseded by the introduction of the new Drinking Water Policy by the Estates and Buildings Department in 2009 which allows bottled or mains fed water machines only in special circumstances.
However, if your department does have a bottled or mains fed water machine, please ensure you follow the guidance provided below.
This article was published on Jul 14, 2010