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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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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What are 'Good Records' for water safety?
  Records are a foundation stone of successful water safety management. They are evidence, without which, it is very difficult to convince others that a task has been completed.
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Property Management: Legionella in Commercial Offices
    Like many buildings in the UK, commercial office buildings have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, specifically, how often, and how they are used. This blog explores the risks that water...
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Legionella Training for Schools, Colleges, and Universities
  A simple internet search using the words, “Legionella Schools” will find many news articles with instances of schools being shut following a Legionella “outbreak”.   Maintenance manager who raised...
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Compliance and Legionella Risk Assessment
  As a reminder to us all, the HSE state that it is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to assess the health and safety risks arising out of their work. The purpose of an...
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Legionella Risk Assessment – An Animal Interest Story
    Our Legionella Risk Assessors travel the length and breadth of the British Isles, from the Shetland Islands in the north, to the Channel Islands in the south. They also get to visit a wide range...
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Separating Legionella Risk Assessments and Remedial Works
  Identifying and assessing risks is the first key to good health and safety management. In the Legionella industry the risk assessment is no different, and a requirement under the HSE’s Approved...
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Can I Remotely Monitor My Water System?
  To comply with their legal duties, duty holders should regularly monitor water systems to ensure their controls measures and precautions remain effective (HSE ACoP L8). This management regime...
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Legionella Risk Assessments During Covid Lockdown
  As a result of the UK being placed in to it's third lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses, schools, offices and many other buildings once again had their use drastically altered –...
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Water Hygiene Considerations for Leisure Centres and Gyms
  Like all commercial buildings, leisure centres and gyms should follow guidance set out by the HSE regarding water safety and hygiene. Guidance such as the HSE’s ACoP L8 with the supporting HSG274...
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