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15 Step Plan to Reduce Legionella Risks in Tourist Accommodation
 With the Easter holidays approaching many people will be thinking of getting away for a few days. However, European statistics indicate that more than 1000 travellers contract the disease each...
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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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‘New Authorising Engineer [Water] for the Water Hygiene Centre!’
  We are very pleased to announce that we are expanding our team with the arrival of two new members of staff - a new Authorising Engineer [Water] and Business Development Executive!
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Legionella Risk Assessment – New British Standard – does yours comply?
In January 2019, BSI Standards Limited released the new, updated ‘BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality – Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice’. This blog is designed to help the duty...
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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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Spa Pools - Managing Waterborne Bacteria
Spa pools, hot tubs, whirlpool baths and other similar spa-systems have found steadily increasing popularity over many years now in the UK and are now priced so that they are an achievable...
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Can you spot the issue?
There are some interesting occurrences in this picture.  The focus being the flow off a calorifier, but what is the grey pipe all about?  If you've an idea please use the comment box below to post...
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The Water Hygiene Centre turns 10!
The 9th February 2019 marks 10 years of operations for the Water Hygiene Centre!   Having reached this significant milestone, we’d like to say ‘Thank You’ to our clients for their belief and...
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The importance of Legionella training for hotel workers
Conventional wisdom has it that most cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with water systems in the built-environment could have been prevented and therefore should not have occurred. The law...
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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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