Flushing Little Used Water Outlets

by Water Hygiene Centre, on 27-06-2018
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The Legionella flushing regime remains one of the key tools in the armoury of any Estates or buildings manager when attempting to minimise potential Legionella bacterial growth and proliferation within their water systems.

Ever wondered how to flush outlets, this short video explains how...

The Health & Safety Executive’s HSG274 Legionnaires’ Disease: Technical Guidance Part 2 states that any outlet “not used for a period equal to or greater than seven days” should be classed as a little used outlet and that “for high risk populations, e.g. healthcare and care homes, more frequent flushing may be required as indicated by the risk assessment”.

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Things to be Aware Of:

  • Identifying if you have any Little Used Outlets

  • Who can provide you with the knowledge to maintain and identify

  • Identifying who is going to be involved in the management of little used outlets - as well as their knowledge and training

  • Establishing a process for completing the task and reviewing it


Read more about 'How to Manage my Little Used Outlet?" with our following blogs:

Keep Calm and Carry on Flushing

Legionella Flushing Regime - Why are they so important and What are the Do's & Don'ts

If you have questions regarding the issues raised above or you would like to speak with one of our consultants, please click here to get in touch.

Editors Note: The information provided in this blog is correct at date of original publication - July 2018. 

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Water Hygiene Centre

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

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