What's lurking in your Hot Tub?
  I confess – despite an acute awareness of the potential dangers of hot tubs and other similar spa facilities combined with a long held professional belief that caution is the order of the day –...
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How to reduce the risk of scalding
  This blog sets out some of the risks from scalding to which vulnerable people may be exposed when bathing or showering and the key measures required to protect them.
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Keep Calm and Carry on Flushing…
Above all, there are three factors that determine the likelihood of Legionella bacteria colonising a water system: Water temperature; Cleanliness; i.e. availability of nutrients and shelter; ...
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Legionella training for schools…key considerations for good water management
  Good water management within school properties can be distilled into the following areas: 1 – Establishing the level of water hygiene risk; 2 – Devising an action plan proportionate to risk; 3 –...
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5 Step Guide to Legionella Risk Management for Education Estates Managers
  What is the appetite for risk amongst managers of education estates with responsibility for health & safety? We would expect such organisations to operate on the basis that risks to health and...
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Hotelier says ‘I’ve got my legionella risk assessment completed, that’s it’
This blog has been prompted on the back of a brief conversation, in which the hotelier believed that having had a legionella risk assessment completed , the hotel was compliant with the law and...
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Private Finance Initiative - How does it work?
Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was implemented for the first time in 1992 and was limited in its use until 1997 when the NHS (Private Finance) Act was passed. Extensive use on large hospital...
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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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