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Sampling Strategy – When to Sample or Not (don’t sample blind!)
  When should you sample or not is a question often raised in discussions and one that has some clearly defined parameters that should be followed at all times. What are you looking to achieve...
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Separating Legionella Risk Assessments and Remedial Works
  Identifying and assessing risks is the first key to good health and safety management. In the Legionella industry the risk assessment is no different, and a requirement under the HSE’s Approved...
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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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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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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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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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Water Hygiene Considerations for Leisure Centres and Gyms
  Like all commercial buildings, leisure centres and gyms should follow guidance set out by the HSE regarding water safety and hygiene. Guidance such as the HSE’s ACoP L8 with the supporting...
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Seasons Greetings from everyone at the Water Hygiene Centre
  As 2020 finally draws to a close and the festive season is now upon us, we would like to share with you some Christmas cheer with a hand drawn card by our very own Managing Directors nephew,...
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Your Water Safety Group’s Training Program Explained...
  Both Legionella management and more broadly Water Safety Groups’ [WSG] have been utilised to review and control strategic and operational water hygiene issues for many years now, but the diverse...
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