Blog Posts by Charlie Brain


Charlie Brain

Charlie started the Water Hygiene Centre as a trainee risk assessor back in 2010, since then he has developed professionally from risk assessor, project manager and is now a Senior Consultant. During this time he has taken ownership of our risk assessment method and development of our bespoke reporting platform and has been key in our UKAS accreditation to 17020.
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How to manage private water supply / Boreholes
Given the right setting and conditions, water from the ground can be the best-tasting water you will find. However, only around 1% of the population in England and 3% in Wales use a private water...
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Could there be Legionella risk in your garden?
In today’s world people are trying to save money, lead healthier lifestyles, eat healthier foods and be more active. Many people take pride in their gardens and use gardening to help with healthier...
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University, College and School Legionella Training
A simple internet search using the words, “Legionella and Schools” identifies many news articles with instances of schools being closed following a Legionella “outbreak”.
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Suck and Go - Vacuum Drainage Systems
Many of us have had the pleasure of squeezing into an aeroplane toilet, and in most cases had the novel experience of using the vacuum flushing toilet. Some of us in the water industry may have even...
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How can you tell if your Legionella risk assessment is suitable?
In this blog we discuss the ‘Legionella risk assessment’ and whether it is suitable to ensure compliance with regulations and guidance.
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Hot Water Risk Assessment - What you need to know!
Dutyholders, employers or premises owners have a duty of care under health and safety law to protect users of their water systems. Today we will discuss the importance of a hot water risk assessment...
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Scald Risk - TMT, or no TMV, that is the question.
One of the risks associated with water safety that require our attention is the risk of scalding. The HSE Information Sheet HSIS6, states “If hot water used for showering or bathing is above ...
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Water Safety & Legionella: How to improve your record keeping?
In our recent blog What are 'Good Records' for water safety? we learnt what water safety records are, why we need to keep them, and how to make them “good”. In this blog, we discuss ways to...
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Property Management Guide to Legionella Risk Assessments
If you are a Property Management Company, you will typically take responsibility for the management, maintenance, security and upkeep of a variety of properties. These properties may include...
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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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