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A Legionella Safety Checklist for Private Healthcare
  The private or independent healthcare sector is largely made up of hospitals and clinics which are run independently of the National Health Service [NHS]. They are normally run by a commercial...
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What Effect Will Hybrid / Blended Working Have on Water Quality?
  As we see the light at the end of the tunnel getting closer and the lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, now would be a good time to consider how our offices and workplaces will be used in...
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In a Healthcare Water Safety Group - Who is the Authorising Engineer [Water]
  The title ‘Authorising Engineer [AE]’ is not new and has been in use for some time in industry where high risk activities require a competent person to oversee and provide assurance in respect...
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What Are the Risks of Not Managing Areas of Non-Compliance Effectively?
  At times we are asked this very question but let us start with what we mean by non-compliance issues? In most cases we are talking about areas that do not meet guidance, in our case this is ACoP...
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Can I Remotely Monitor My Water System?
  To comply with their legal duties, duty holders should regularly monitor water systems to ensure their controls measures and precautions remain effective (HSE ACoP L8). This management regime...
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Understanding TVC's
  To better understand a ‘total viable count’ (TVC), it may be prudent to ask the following questions: What is a TVC and why do we sample/test for TVC? When do we sample/test for TVC? How do we...
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Steps to Take for Getting Projects Right at the Design Stage?
  The Water Hygiene Centre’s collective of Authorising Engineers [Water] have noticed a sharp increase in requests for supporting clients with their new projects [big and small] in the last twelve...
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New Builds – Pitfalls and Downfalls
The handover of any new build or construction project, is the culmination of a complex process to provide often much needed facilities.
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Legionella Training - Everything You Need to Know
‘Walkies, legionella’, ‘heel, legionella’, interesting thoughts to have with the title ‘Legionella Training’. Sadly, we’re not able to train legionella to behave in a certain way: now that would...
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Why You Should Refresh Your Legionella Training
  Many Estates and Facilities staff may well say the basics of Legionella training doesn’t fundamentally change over time – indeed what worked 30 years ago, works just as well today especially if...
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