Water Hygiene Centre Blog

 

Controlling the Chain of Infection
If we’re to control the ‘chain of infection’ we must first understand what it entails so that we can identify what is within our control.  In doing so, this may enable us to devise and implement an...
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Tips for the control of waterborne pathogens in healthcare
Whilst ‘temperature’ is the accepted ‘traditional method of control’ for controlling waterborne bacteria such as Legionella risk within healthcare water distribution systems (ACoP L8, HSG274 Part 2...
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Legionella - Role of the Responsible Person and Duty Holder
This blog hopes to answer questions received from our clients regarding the clarification of roles undertaken by the Dutyholder and the Responsible Person (Water). 
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Why am I still getting TVCs after disinfecting and flushing?
  In this blog, we discuss reasons why a disinfection, sampling and flushing strategy may not have worked as intended, leaving undesirable levels of TVCs.
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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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