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Is there a Legionella risk in Hotels?

Posted by Peter Gunn on May 28, 2019 9:59:30 AM

Following our recent blog ‘Top Five Ways to Tackle Legionnaires’ Disease in Hotels & other Tourist Accommodation’, we look at the prevalence on Legionnaires’ disease in the hotel industry and the underlying reasons for the increasing number of travel related cases.

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Spa Pools - Managing Waterborne Bacteria

Posted by Peter Gunn on Feb 27, 2019 9:25:20 AM

Spa pools, hot tubs, whirlpool baths and other similar spa-systems have found steadily increasing popularity over many years now in the UK and are now priced so that they are an achievable aspirational product for the home, having long been available in hotels, leisure centres etc.  So how can they be managed safely?

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I have a positive Legionella count - What do i do?

Posted by Peter Gunn on Sep 21, 2018 10:01:21 AM

The likelihood of Legionella bacteria being present within domestic or other water systems, typically comes as no surprise to all those who have an involvement with water safety. As we know, Legionella bacteria remain ubiquitous in the natural and constructed aquatic environments and it is also true that airborne dispersal of the bacteria may well occur when aerosols or droplet nuclei are created. 

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Responsible Person – are you competent enough?

Posted by Peter Gunn on May 31, 2018 11:22:04 AM

 The appointed ‘Responsible Person [Water]’ [RP[W]] is typically the Head of Estates, although this will vary depending on your organisations policy. The RP [W] has many management and possibly operational responsibilities and duties for their organisation, such as minimising water safety risks [i.e Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, scald] associated with their buildings [whether this is a single portacabin or a large, complex and multi-faceted facility].

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