Water Hygiene Centre Blog

 

Is there a Legionella Risk in Pubs?
  Pubs are no longer just places to get a drink, they also have restaurants and many offer accommodation and therefore could be thought of as small hotels: in fact one key factor to consider is...
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How social distancing can increase the risk of Legionella
  How social distancing can increase the risk of Legionella - 'Sinks & toilets out of order' We currently live in a world where the term ‘Social distancing’ is widely understood and in most cases...
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Water Safety & Legionella training for Infection Prevention and Control
  The Need for Appropriate Training Infection Prevention and Control [IPC] staff have an increasingly key-role to play in today’s water safety management approach within Healthcare property...
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Is there risk of Legionella in ice machines?
  During 2017, I like many in the water hygiene industry came across a BBC watchdog investigation that confirmed that Ice from three major coffee chains in the UK had been found to contain faecal...
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Awareness and Pitfalls of Rapid Testing
  Before we consider what rapid testing entails it may first of all be prudent to ask ‘why’ are we considering the use of rapid testing/diagnostics and what are the benefits/limitations of using...
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Cold Water Cistern Design – The Good, the Best and the Ugly
  This week’s blog is a guide to cold water cisterns, their design, configuration and varying standards. Guidance for cold water cistern design primarily is given in the Water Supply (Water...
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Can you catch Legionnaires' disease from wearing a face mask?
  A Facebook post which has been widely shared has claimed a woman who thought she had COVID-19 had Legionnaires' disease which she had contracted via a reused face mask.
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Minor works, appropriate disinfection and sampling
When considering a suitable and sufficient rationale for the undertaking of disinfection works it’s initially important to ensure that the approach taken is ‘proportionate to risk’ 
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Legionella Control for Construction Sites
  Having started my working career site engineering in the wind and rain of construction sites across the North of England in the late 1980’s, it’s true to say the potential risks from bacteria...
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Is Legionella testing a legal requirement?
  We regularly get calls and messages from people asking if we can do ‘legionella testing’ for them. Sometimes it becomes apparent that they aren’t sure what they are actually asking for, or why!
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