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The Hidden Dangers in Hospital Water Systems
Due to their complex design and often considerable size, hospital water systems can harbour a multitude of pathogens and microorganisms.  Amongst the most common in healthcare water systems are...
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How often should I complete my Legionella Risk Assessment?
UK legislation places a duty on building owners and those in charge of premises to manage the risks to health and safety associated with water systems. 
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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 result is received, it is prudent to first understand more about this opportunistic...
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How to efficiently organise meetings.
  How many of us have meetings to attend i.e. Water Safety Group or Water Safety Plan workshops? These meetings can either be face to face, over the phone and via Teams and Zoom [the new way of...
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Water Coolers in Healthcare Environments
  Well Summer has well and truly arrived with the extreme heatwave some of us are experiencing this week. It also sees a rise in temperatures and in some cases uncomfortable working conditions....
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Why separate Legionella Risk Assessments from remedials? - Hospitals
Carrying out  Legionella risk assessments in your hospital is vital for preventing outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease and can provide additional information about avoiding contamination of the water...
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Water Safety Projects: Design Control – Getting it right!
  Historically, the interface between stakeholders involved in projects (i.e. new developments or refurbishments) and the Water Safety Group [WSG] has always been somewhat limited. This may be due to...
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Council’s and Housing stock – how to manage Legionella
This blog attempts to answer a conundrum regularly pondered by Councils, housing associations and private landlords…. “do our 1000’s houses need a Legionella Risk Assessment?”  The regular response...
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BS 7592: 2022 Sampling for Legionella - What’s new?
  BS 7592 has recently undergone a re-write which resulted in extensive changes. There are 3 new annexes with greater emphasis being placed on the competency of all involved in the sampling process.
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Authorising Engineer (Water) - always read the label…
  In this blog, we look at some recent experiences when water safety and the Authorising Engineer (Water) role and responsibilities haven’t been understood, along with some explanations as to why...
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