BS 8680:2020 Expert Commentary

BS 8680:2020 Expert Commentary

Expert Commentary for BS 8680:2020. Water quality. Water safety plans. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : June 2020


The purpose of the Expert Commentary is to provide the reader with a guide to the standard, to include:

  • An overview of what the standard is about
  • An explanation of any challenging or complex concepts or requirements
  • Any guidance on the relationship with the standard and its portfolio, and the wider regulatory environment

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This Code of Practice (COP) takes the reader through the processes needed to develop water safety plans (WSP) for all types of water systems and equipment associated with buildings which have the potential to cause harm to human health.

It is written in such a way that owner-managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will understand what is required for relatively simple water systems within a small business as well as those responsible for water safety within large organizations or those with more complex water systems such as in healthcare premises. It describes a systematic approach to identifying the hazards (situations or agents which can cause harm) and hazardous events which can lead to hazards being present and/or increasing to concentrations which can cause harm, so all potential risks from water are
identified and managed.

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BS 8680:2020 + Expert Commentary Kit includes:

  • BS 8680: 2020 Water quality. Water safety plans. Code of practice
  • Expert commentary: Detailed information on how to use the new standard, written by experts

Standard NumberBS 8680:2020 Expert Commentary
TitleExpert Commentary for BS 8680:2020. Water quality. Water safety plans. Code of practice
Publication Date11 June 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsWater, Water supply, Buildings, Quality, Water supply (buildings), Safety
ISBN978 0 539 14250 1
File Size1.551 MB

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