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‘Deep down in the undergrowth of your garden’ is there Legionella…

Posted by Charlie Brain on May 9, 2019 2:10:00 PM

In today’s world people are trying to save money, lead healthier lifestyles, eat healthier foods and be more active. Many people take pride in their gardens and use gardening to help with healthier lifestyles by growing their own healthy foods and enjoying the fresh smell of flowers.

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Legionella Risk Assessment – The new British Standard – does yours “comply”?

Posted by Charlie Brain on Mar 19, 2019 12:42:07 PM

In January 2019, BSI Standards Limited released the new, updated BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality – Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice’. This blog is designed to help the duty holder, employer, responsible person or purchaser of risk assessments understand what the standard is and what features your risk assessment should include, it is neither a critique nor a summary of its content.

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Are Sentinel Points Driving You Loopy?

Posted by Charlie Brain on Dec 5, 2018 10:13:44 AM

2014 saw the publication of ‘HSG274 - Part 2’  by the HSE, which introduced a slightly different way of monitoring hot water systems.

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How your current risk assessment could land you in ‘hot water’…

Posted by Charlie Brain on Apr 26, 2018 2:24:09 PM

 


In this blog we discuss the ‘Legionella risk assessment’ and whether it is suitable to comply with regulations.

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What makes a good Risk Assessor?

Posted by Charlie Brain on Mar 22, 2018 1:39:31 PM

It is all well and good commissioning an external service provider to complete your risk assessments, but have you ever considered those persons, the ‘risk assessors’, who will be looking at your properties and water systems?

The objective of this blog is help those with responsibility to commission risk assessments to think not just about ‘getting the risk assessments in place’ but to consider the ability of the risk assessor.

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Legionellosis Risk Assessment League Table – Where Do You Stand?

Posted by Charlie Brain on Nov 16, 2017 9:01:15 AM

One question our consultants are continuously asked by clients is “How are we compared to other organisations?”

Over the past few years, the Water Hygiene Centre has carried out thousands of Legionellosis Risk Assessments for a multitude of organisations and properties using our UKAS Accredited method and reports. One of the unique features of our UKAS Accredited method is the ability to produce risk scores for those properties and organisations that have had a risk assessment. Each risk assessment report generated compares properties within an organisation, but also compares risk scores against all other similar organisations that has been assessed by the Water Hygiene Centre.

 

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The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent consultancy within the industry. Since then we have established ourselves as a market leader and have steadily grown, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

Read our blog for advice on legionella bacteria control, water hygiene risk management and more.

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