Water Hygiene Centre Blog

 

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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What will lockdown have ever done for us?
  As life slowly moves back to normal, thoughts are now turning to how our working lives may be different post lockdown. This blog starts to think...
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BS8680 Water Quality - Water Safety Plan - Code of practice
  What does BS8680 on Water Safety Plan - Code of Practice mean to me? During the day to day management of domestic water systems, whether large or small, there are occasions when a problem occurs...
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Do legionella samples need to be taken coming out of lockdown?
  In the previous two months, the Water Hygiene Centre has published various blogs on water safety and the implications of lockdown. The first blog...
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Summary of guidance and advice issued during lockdown
 
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Legionella, the environment and management within water systems.
  Pre-existing conditions It’s common for wholesome water to contain aquatic bacteria as our intention is for ‘potable water’ to be ‘hygienically safe’ (in accordance with the requirements of the...
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Legionella control for hospices and health estates.
  In order to determine an appropriate and proportionate control strategy for the safe management of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella species (spp), it’s prudent to understand the...
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Post Lockdown Reoccupation of Properties
  Recently we published our advice 'Water management considerations during the lock-down period [COVID-19 precautions]' which was designed to give advice whilst we are in the lockdown. In this...
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Traditional water treatment methods & alternative technologies: Part 3
  The importance of knowing; ‘when’ to use supplementary control and ‘which’ control to use! Part 3 - Supplementary Control: the use of Cu/Ag ionisation, UV & Filtration
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