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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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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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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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 hygiene?
Records are a foundation stone of successful water hygiene 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 Risk in Commercial Offices
Like many buildings in the UK, commercial office buildings have been affected by Covid-19, specifically, how often, and how they are used. This blog explores the risks that water poses in...
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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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