Water Hygiene Centre Blog

 

Legionella Risk Assessments During Lockdown – Third Time’s a Charm?
  The UK has been placed into its third lockdown and as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses, schools, offices and many other buildings have once again had their use drastically...
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Water Hygiene Considerations for Leisure Centres and Gyms
  Like all commercial buildings, leisure centres and gyms should follow guidance set out by the HSE regarding water safety and hygiene. Guidance such as the HSE’s ACoP L8 with the supporting...
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Seasons Greetings from everyone at the Water Hygiene Centre
  As 2020 finally draws to a close and the festive season is now upon us, we would like to share with you some Christmas cheer with a hand drawn card by our very own Managing Directors nephew,...
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Your Water Safety Group’s Training Program Explained...
  Both Legionella management and more broadly Water Safety Groups’ [WSG] have been utilised to review and control strategic and operational water hygiene issues for many years now, but the diverse...
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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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