Management of dead legs and blind ends in water distribution systems.

Posted by Bill Millar on Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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 1974, The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002, the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice: “Legionnaires’ disease, the control of legionella bacteria in water systems” L8 2013, the associated HSG274 Technical Guidance Part 2: “The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems” 2014 and the Department of Health’s HTM 04-01 “Safe Water in Healthcare Premises” Parts A, B and C, 2016.

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“In the summer time when the weather is fine….”

Posted by Joseph Charlett on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Mungo Jerry may have been a fantastic pop artiste, but I’d wager that he wasn’t aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our summer water fountains?...

There is no finer time than the summer for taking a walk and enjoying the local scenery. If you are lucky, you may have a water fountain or water feature to take in and enjoy, but are there any potential risks to something so simple and seemingly innocuous? The short answer is, Yes!

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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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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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