Blog Posts by Daniel Pitcher


Daniel Pitcher

With 21 years of independent consulting experience, Daniel established the Water Hygiene Centre in February 2009 to be a ‘centre of excellence’ dedicated to independent water safety consultancy. His experience spans auditing, training, development of Water Safety Plans, incident investigations, competent help support and acting as Authorising Engineer [Water] [AEW] for NHS Trusts, Health Boards, Local Government, Universities and Housing Associations.
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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 on the 07/04/2020 ‘Post Lockdown re-occupation...
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Summary of guidance and advice issued during lockdown
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NEW DOWNLOAD: Water safety; What does the future hold?
  Daniel Pitcher, Managing Director and Authorising Engineer [Water] at Water Hygiene Centre, considers future developments and changes for water safety. Legionnaires’ disease was first identified...
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5 Step Guide: Legionella Risk Management - Education Estates Managers
  What is the appetite for risk amongst managers of education estates with responsibility for health & safety? We would expect such organisations to operate on the basis that risks to health and...
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Hotelier: I’ve got my legionella risk assessment completed, that’s it
This blog has been prompted on the back of a brief conversation, in which the hotelier believed that having had a legionella risk assessment completed , the hotel was compliant with the law and...
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FREE: The Success That Comes With Getting it Right
Case Study:  Training Needs - The Success That Comes With Getting It Right!  When it comes to water risk management, it is vital to ensure those appointed to monitor and assess the safety are...
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Risk assessment reduces risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Case Study: An engineering risk assessment minimises the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination and saves lives.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an infectious bacteria that can cause chronic...
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FREE: Assessing the need for legionella risk assessments
Case Study: Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) improves the approach to assess the need for completing legionella risk assessments. The two-year risk assessment review frequency,...
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All about Legionella Risk Assessments
 The objective of this article is to provide a more detailed overview of the importance of getting your legionella risk assessment right. There are a variety of types of risk assessment, it is...
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