Download the FREE case study:  Training Needs - The Success That Comes With Getting It Right

Posted by Daniel Pitcher on Jan 9, 2019 10:00:58 AM

Case Study:  Training Needs - The Success That Comes With Getting It Right! 

When it comes to water risk management, it is vital to ensure those appointed to monitor and assess the safety are sufficiently trained and can effectively identify hazards such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. With professional and expert training comes success in maintaining the water safety in your organisation, as we have seen in Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

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Download the FREE case study:  An engineering risk assessment minimises the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination and saves lives.

Posted by Daniel Pitcher on Nov 20, 2018 9:13:48 AM

Case Study: An engineering risk assessment minimises the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination and saves lives. 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an infectious bacteria that can cause chronic disease in humans, plants and animals. In 2013 there was an outbreak in Belfast which lead to the deaths of three new-born babies, an unfortunate event which has given rise to major concerns in hospitals. After tests returned positive counts of the bacteria in the water at King's Mill hospital, it was time to take action. 

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Download the FREE Case Study: A new approach to assessing the need for completing legionella risk assessments.

Posted by Daniel Pitcher on Oct 16, 2018 11:57:24 AM

Case Study: Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) improves the approach to assess the need for completing legionella risk assessments.

The two-year risk assessment review frequency, outlined by the HSE, was removed from guidance in 2013 which meant the process for reviewing legionella risk assessments needed to be re-established. 

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HSE Legionella Inspector highlights the need for “accurate knowledge of water systems”

Posted by Philip Lonsdale on May 10, 2018 8:59:18 AM

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust was recently fined a hefty £300,000 and ordered to pay an additional £37,451.78 in costs after pleading guilty to a breach of Health and Safety Law. An HSE Legionella Inspector speaking after the hearing said “RUH had measures in place to prevent and control the risk to its patients from exposure to legionella from its water systems, but these were ineffective due to the Trust not having accurate knowledge of the layout of those water systems.” 

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Limbrick, as Senior Consultant/Authorising Engineer (Water).

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Oct 5, 2017 2:44:32 PM

Managing Director, Daniel Pitcher said “The Water Hygiene Centre has just entered our eighth year of trading and as we continue to grow, our selection process ensures only those with appropriate skills, competency and importantly, real-time honoured experience are welcomed to the team. The arrival of Paul has taken several months to come to fruition and his arrival is certainly well worth waiting for. As a microbiologist with practical experience of water systems and waterborne pathogens Paul brings yet more depth of knowledge to the team”.

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Roundup on the Recent Media Spotlight on Legionella

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jul 13, 2017 11:13:03 AM

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“Poor Water Hygiene Management, Large Maintenance Bills and the Potential for Legionella Outbreaks” is one example of recent media description surrounding freedom of information requests made to various healthcare organisations.

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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.

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