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‘Quick’, ‘quick’! There is something very obviously wrong here….

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Apr 17, 2019 9:50:40 AM

 

Can you spot the issue in this photo? - Feel free to comment below on any problems you spot and we'll get right back to you.

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Frequently asked questions around water hygiene and waterborne pathogens

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Mar 13, 2019 11:47:56 AM

We are pleased to announce that we have just added a new page to our website with the answers to the questions we get asked the most from our clients and during our training courses. This page
will help you understand, in more depth, how to better manage water hygiene and waterborne pathogens.

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Can you spot the issue?

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Feb 14, 2019 2:11:14 PM

There are some interesting occurrences in this picture.  The focus being the flow off a calorifier, but what is the grey pipe all about?  If you've an idea please use the comment box below to post your answers and we will get back to you shortly.

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Hotel Guest Died After Contracting Legionnaires' Disease in Ludlow Hotel - Update!

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Feb 6, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Back in 2018 ITV reported on the closure of the  Grade II listed Ramada Hall Hotel after Legionella bacteria was found in water samples.

Another article was published in 2017 by the BBC about a fatal Legionella outbreak at the Feathers Hotel* in Ludlow where a 60-year-old hotel guest had died after contracting Legionnaires' disease. Legionella was found again at the same hotel in 2018.

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Hidden Issues

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Nov 8, 2018 11:46:37 AM

Always nice to remove a panel to find a multitude of hidden issues. A legacy of questionable competence!

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What's wrong with this photo?

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Aug 22, 2018 11:39:04 AM

As an AP, you've just come across this installation - what don't you like about it?

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Temperature Monitoring

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Aug 15, 2018 2:09:43 PM

Temperature control is widely recognised as the traditional means to reduce the risk of Legionella within domestic hot and cold water systems. The correct method for taking a temperature from an outlet is important to demonstrate that a temperature control strategy is compliant.  

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Legionella Sampling

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jul 24, 2018 11:28:26 AM

Sampling for Legionella, it is advised that water sampling is undertaken to demonstrate the effectiveness of the established control scheme and is not considered a control measure itself. Sampling of water systems for Legionella, can be somewhat daunting, thoughts of ‘do I need to sample’, ‘how to take a sample’ and ‘where do I need to send the samples’. This video outlines how to take samples and the next steps. 

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Flushing Little Used Water Outlets

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jun 27, 2018 2:57:59 PM

The Health & Safety Executive’s HSG274 Legionnaires’ Disease: Technical Guidance Part 2 states that any outlet “not used for a period equal to or greater than seven days” should be classed as a little used outlet and that “for high risk populations, e.g. healthcare and care homes, more frequent flushing may be required as indicated by the risk assessment”.

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Legionella Risk Assessments Explained…

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jun 12, 2018 10:26:07 AM

Risk assessments are the ‘cornerstone’ of health and safety. As a reminder to us all, the HSE state It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to make an assessment of the health and safety risks arising out of their work. The purpose of the assessment is to identify what needs to be done to control health and safety risks. Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.’

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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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