Blog Posts by Paul Limbrick


Paul Limbrick

Paul is a Microbiologist who has diversified over his career into supporting clients with understanding of water control strategies, water sampling strategies along with consultancy support of specialist advisory services. These services have included membership of Water Safety Groups, shaping water safety plans [policy and operational control plans]. All of which reflect the offering of our Authorising Engineer (Water).
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Traditional water treatment methods & alternative technologies: Part 2
    The importance of knowing; ‘when’ to use supplementary control and ‘which’ control to use! Part 2 - Supplementary Control In ‘Part 1 – Traditional Control’ we discussed the importance of...
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Traditional water treatment methods and alternative technologies: Part 1
    The importance of knowing; ‘when’ to use supplementary control and ‘which’ control to use! Part 1 - Traditional Control The basic principles of good water management are simple.
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Legionella in Schools… key considerations for good water management
  Good water management within school properties can be distilled into the following areas: 1 – Establishing the level of water hygiene risk; 2 – Devising an action plan proportionate to risk; 3 –...
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Legionella & School Holidays – What Should I Do?
If you are the Duty Holder or appointed responsible person, e.g. head teacher, business manager, maintenance manager or property owner, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that occupants of...
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The Independent Audit
Before we can discuss the uses and benefits of an independent water safety audit, it’s important to understand what one is and what it entails. An independent water safety audit completed by an ...
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TMVs; why are they used and what strategy should be adopted for their installation?
In this blog we will discuss; what TMVs are, why they are required, when they should be indicated for use and the risks associated with their use or non-use…
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‘Keeping Cool’ – Legionella, the Summer risk…
To best understand the ‘summer risk’ in relation to the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease, it’s useful to refer to the Legionella surveillance reports issued by Public Health England (PHE), which...
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TVC testing explained and how applicable it is to take a TVC sample?
In this blog we explain what a TVC sample is, what the results mean and when a TVC sample can help inform on water safety… TVC stands for ‘total viable count’, a laboratory test that indicates the...
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Controlling the Chain of Infection
If we’re to control the ‘chain of infection’ we must first understand what it entails so that we can identify what is within our control.  In doing so, this may enable us to devise and implement...
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I have a Pseudomonas aeruginosa count – what next?
To understand the actions that should be taken when a positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa [P. aeruginosa] test results is received, it is prudent to first understand more about this opportunistic...
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