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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 2

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Aug 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Authorising Engineer [Water] as a Friend: One definition of the word “friend” taken from the Oxford English Dictionary is “a person who is not an enemy or who is on the same side”. 

As an Authorising Engineer [Water], our goal of “maintaining a safe service” is the same as the organisations we support and we are therefore “on the same side".

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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 1

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Aug 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Authorising Engineer [Water] and the Water Safety Group : Confidence in the Authorising Engineer [AE] with their knowledge and experience can play a key part in successful water safety management. AE duties are defined in the Department of Health’s guidance Health Technical Memorandum 00 [HTM00]. The role can be summarised as an independent auditor and an assessor of competency & performance.

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The Hidden Dangers in Hotel Water Systems

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Jun 18, 2019 10:41:25 AM

Hotel water systems may be large, complex or aging or a combination of all three and this can make them susceptible to colonisation by microorganisms including Legionella bacteria, the causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease.

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Top Five Ways to Tackle Legionnaires’ Disease in Hotels & other Tourist Accommodation

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on May 14, 2019 8:51:15 AM

In the blog this week we suggest five ways that Managers of Hotels and other tourist accommodation can be prepared for managing water safely…

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15-Point Plan for Reducing the Risk from Legionella in Tourist Accommodation

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Apr 2, 2019 11:45:31 AM

 With the Easter holidays approaching many people will be thinking of getting away for a few days. However, European statistics indicate that more than 1000 travellers contract the disease each year and according to the official statistics published by Public Health England, travel associated Legionnaires’ disease accounted for approximately 43% of all confirmed cases reported in England and Wales over the three year period from 2014 to 2016. 

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The importance of Legionella training for hotel workers

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Jan 23, 2019 11:02:57 AM

Conventional wisdom has it that most cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with water systems in the built-environment could have been prevented and therefore should not have occurred. The law underpins this by placing statutory obligations of duty holders, employers and others in control of premises that pose a Legionellosis risk to users. 

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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 2

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Dec 20, 2018 8:45:00 AM

In Part 1, we covered some common problems you may face when commissioning Legionella risk assessments. We now take a look at what your risk assessment should include to comply with current guidance and regulations.

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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 1

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Dec 12, 2018 12:14:59 PM

If you are the hotel manager, maintenance manager or property owner you have a legal responsibility and accountability to ensure that occupiers of your premises are suitably protected from water safety risk. You may have appointed, or been appointed as, the Responsible Person. This essential blog is aimed at helping you understand a little more of how a risk assessment can help you and what it must include.

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The Control of Legionella in Care Homes

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Nov 27, 2018 2:15:58 PM

The term ‘care home’ may be used to describe a wide range of properties of varying size and complexity catering for people with a wide range of needs. Whilst care providers tend to specialise in a particular group or type of residents, the common factor is that these establishments provide residential accommodation in an environment that caters specifically for those who are less able to live independently and care for themselves. These include homes for the elderly, physically disabled, children with special needs and those with mental health needs. Nursing homes are a special type of care home with the ability to provide more advanced levels of medical care.

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Legionella Control for Housing

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Sep 27, 2018 10:55:37 AM

Landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their tenants by keeping property safe and free from health hazards.

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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.

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