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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Why Go Green? The Benefits of an Environmental Management System

Posted by Joseph Charlett on May 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Climate change, pollution, single use plastics and mass protests in the capital city, in today’s world, the signs that we need to do more for the environment have never been clearer! As a society, our awareness of the human impact on our planet has grown substantially; raising some serious concerns and causing a vast shift in attitudes towards the environment.

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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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‘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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‘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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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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TVC testing explained and how applicable it is to take a TVC sample?

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Mar 27, 2019 2:21:31 PM

In this blog we explain what a TVC sample is, what the results mean and when a TVC sample can help inform on water safety…

TVC stands for ‘total viable count’, a laboratory test that indicates the level of heterotrophic organisms within a sample. Heterotrophs are a large group of organisms that can be further divided into fungi, yeasts, moulds and bacteria. Therefore, the results of a TVC test may offer an indication into the ‘general level’ of contamination within a system.

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‘New Authorising Engineer [Water] for the Water Hygiene Centre!’

Posted by Sarah Morley on Mar 20, 2019 9:18:46 AM

We are very pleased to announce that we are expanding our team with the arrival of two new members of staff - a new Authorising Engineer [Water] and Business Development Executive!

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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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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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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.

Links to articles on other websites are provided for information only. Water Hygiene Centre does not endorse or sell any products and services offered by third parties

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