The Independent Audit

Posted by Paul Limbrick on Jul 30, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Before we can discuss the uses and benefits of an independent water safety audit, it’s important to understand what one is and what it entails. An independent water safety audit completed by an Authorising Engineer [Water] is not to be feared but to be welcomed as a measure to promote compliance within an organisation. 

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Topics: General, Water Safety Audit

Consequences of Insufficient Legionella Training

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Sep 22, 2017 10:21:23 AM

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consider Legionnaires disease to be a preventable disease and it’s therefore treated as such by the law. Moreover, health and safety law underpins the statutory obligations of; duty holders, employers or those in control of premises which pose a risk to occupiers with respect to acquiring Legionnaires’ disease. The Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) provides specific advice on the health and safety law which applies and the associated duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and HSG274 (Parts 1,2 &3) provide prescriptive guidance notes on how to comply with these duties – stressing that compliance is the ‘minimum requirement’ and should the recommendations detailed in HSG274 not be followed then compliance will need to be demonstrated by other means – in order to satisfy the HSE that risk has been suitably mitigated.

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Topics: General, Training, Water Safety Audit, Role of the Responsible Person, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa & The Water Safety Plan, Role of the Authorised Person, Role of the Competent Person, Education, Legionella Awareness Training

Water Safety Audits: the What, the Who and the Why

Posted by Water Hygiene Centre on Jun 29, 2017 9:10:00 AM

If you are responsible for estate management in a healthcare organisation, you will already appreciate the importance of complying with Regulations such as MHSWR, COSHH, Water Supply [Water Fittings] Regs 1999 and Guidance documents such as L8, HSG274 and HTM04-01 documents. Here, we review what water safety audits are, why auditing is so important and finally who makes a good auditor. 

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Topics: General, Water Safety Audit

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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