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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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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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Protecting Residents from Legionnaires’ Disease
  Should we be concerned? Legionellosis risks from hot and cold water systems in most residential settings are generally considered to be low owing to regular water usage and turnover. It’s also...
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Water System Schematics “Off the Map”
Schematics, those dusty diagrams hastily plucked from the back of the filing cabinet during risk assessment appraisals and other asset capture or confirmation exercises, are actually the unsung...
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Risk Assessment – Agreeing the Terms of Reference
  There are many reasons why a risk assessment project may stray off course or unveil nasty surprises. Here are a few problems that may arise during a project along with potential solutions:
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What's lurking in your Hot Tub?
  I confess – despite an acute awareness of the potential dangers of hot tubs and other similar spa facilities combined with a long held professional belief that caution is the order of the day –...
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How to reduce the risk of scalding
  This blog sets out some of the risks from scalding to which vulnerable people may be exposed when bathing or showering and the key measures required to protect them.
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