Legionella & School Holidays – What Should I Do?
If you are the Duty Holder or appointed responsible person, e.g. head teacher, business manager, maintenance manager or property owner, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that occupants of...
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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 2
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...
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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 1
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....
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The Independent Audit
Before we can discuss the uses and benefits of an independent water safety audit, it’s important to understand what one is and what it entails. An independent water safety audit completed by an ...
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TMVs; why are they used and what strategy should be adopted for their installation?
In this blog we will discuss; what TMVs are, why they are required, when they should be indicated for use and the risks associated with their use or non-use…
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‘Keeping Cool’ – Legionella, the Summer risk…
To best understand the ‘summer risk’ in relation to the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease, it’s useful to refer to the Legionella surveillance reports issued by Public Health England (PHE), which...
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What's wrong with this photo?
This picture was taken by one of our Legionella risk assessors (albeit not recently), but is a ‘favourite’ of the Water Hygiene Centre Installation of expansion vessels - Do you like how the job...
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Legionella in Hotels – Everything you need to know
Legionella pneumophila bacteria was identified after the American Legion held its annual three-day convention.  Within a few weeks of the convention closing 211 of the attendees had contracted a...
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The Hidden Dangers in Hotel Water Systems
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...
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Management of dead legs and blind ends in water distribution systems.
There is a requirement for all building managers to ensure the safety of the public and employees so far as reasonably practicable. This requirement is set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act...
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