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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 bacteria in water systems - 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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Local Authorities - Do we need an Authorising Engineer (Water)?
  I guess the first question is, what is an ‘Authorising Engineer (Water)’? A review of the HSE Approved Code of Practice (L8) and the supporting HSG 274 Part 2 document shows there is no mention of...
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Local Authorities & Legionella
  For each of the 333 Local authorities in England, Legionella risk management remains a difficult and costly balancing act. Local government in England operates under either a one tier system -...
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Most common ways of contracting Legionnaires’ Disease.
  Legionnaires’ disease was first recognised in July 1976 and since then more than 60 species have been identified. It is a naturally occurring organism and can be found in ponds, rivers, and lakes....
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New BS 8580-2:2022 - Pseudomonas Risk Assessments explained
    Commonly, Legionella risk assessments do not consider the risks from microbial hazards such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other waterborne pathogens. To address this, a new Standard BS8580-2...
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What is a Water Safety Plan?
  A Water Safety Plan is defined in BS8680 2020 as a proactive and strategic plan which gives clear direction for a business or organisation, whether large or small, to manage the risks identified...
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New Senior Consultant - Roy Sullivan
  As the Water Hygiene Centre continues to grow, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Roy Sullivan as Senior Consultant. Roy will be working with existing clients in the South of England...
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