Can you spot the issue?

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Feb 14, 2019 2:11:14 PM

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 your answers and we will get back to you shortly.

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The Water Hygiene Centre turns 10!

Posted by Sarah Morley on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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 continued commitment in the team here at the Water Hygiene Centre.

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The importance of Legionella training for hotel workers

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Jan 23, 2019 11:02:57 AM

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 underpins this by placing statutory obligations of duty holders, employers and others in control of premises that pose a Legionellosis risk to users. 

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I have a Pseudomonas aeruginosa count – what next?

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Jan 16, 2019 2:03:20 PM

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 pathogen and the associated guidance. This knowledge will help to shape the actions…

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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 2

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Dec 20, 2018 8:45:00 AM

In Part 1, we covered some common problems you may face when commissioning Legionella risk assessments. We now take a look at what your risk assessment should include to comply with current guidance and regulations.

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Christmas Competition - Win a place on our Legionnaires' Disease Management & Technical Training

Posted by Sarah Morley on Dec 18, 2018 9:47:05 AM

As the festive season is upon us, we thought we would lighten the mood by posting our Christmas Card drawn by Jack - Age 8, along with an opportunity for you to win some Legionella training

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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 1

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Dec 12, 2018 12:14:59 PM

If you are the hotel manager, maintenance manager or property owner you have a legal responsibility and accountability to ensure that occupiers of your premises are suitably protected from water safety risk. You may have appointed, or been appointed as, the Responsible Person. This essential blog is aimed at helping you understand a little more of how a risk assessment can help you and what it must include.

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Are Sentinel Points Driving You Loopy?

Posted by Charlie Brain on Dec 5, 2018 10:13:44 AM

2014 saw the publication of ‘HSG274 - Part 2’  by the HSE, which introduced a slightly different way of monitoring hot water systems.

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The Control of Legionella in Care Homes

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on Nov 27, 2018 2:15:58 PM

The term ‘care home’ may be used to describe a wide range of properties of varying size and complexity catering for people with a wide range of needs. Whilst care providers tend to specialise in a particular group or type of residents, the common factor is that these establishments provide residential accommodation in an environment that caters specifically for those who are less able to live independently and care for themselves. These include homes for the elderly, physically disabled, children with special needs and those with mental health needs. Nursing homes are a special type of care home with the ability to provide more advanced levels of medical care.

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Guide to Records & Record Keeping for Water Safety

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Nov 13, 2018 11:11:24 AM

In this blog we are going to consider records for water safety. When we say ‘records’ we don’t mean the round vinyl LP type (Handel’s ‘Water Music’, anyone?). No. We are focusing on records that form documented evidence to demonstrate compliance.

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The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent consultancy within the industry. Since then we have established ourselves as a market leader and have steadily grown, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

Read our blog for advice on legionella bacteria control, water hygiene risk management and more.

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