Water Hygiene Centre Blog

 

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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Management of Water Systems in Dental Practices
Management of Water Systems in Dental Practices – what has Covid-19 changed? A lot of technical guidance has been written about the management of water within the different systems fitted in...
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Local Authorities & Legionella
  Background - For each of the 343 Local authorities in England, Legionella risk management remains a difficult and costly balancing act. Local government in England operates under either a one...
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Water Risk Assessments at the Commissioning Stage –
Water Risk Assessments at the Commissioning Stage – How to Stop Being Dealt a Bad Hand Although it’s a well known legal requirement within Health &...
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