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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Schools, Colleges, and Universities - The importance of Legionella training
  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...
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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...
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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...
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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 Lockdown – Third Time’s a Charm?
  The UK has been placed into its third lockdown and as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses, schools, offices and many other buildings have once again had their use drastically...
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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...
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Cold Water Cistern Design – The Good, the Best and the Ugly
  This week’s blog is a guide to cold water cisterns, their design, configuration and varying standards. Guidance for cold water cistern design primarily is given in the Water Supply (Water...
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Water Risk Assessments at the Commissioning Stage –
  Water Risk Assessments at the Commissioning Stage – How to Stop Being Dealt a Bad Hand Although it’s a well known legal requirement within Health & Safety legislation to undertake a risk...
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What will lockdown have ever done for us?
    As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues, thoughts are now turning to how our working lives may be different going forward. This blog starts to think about what changes we may see and how they may...
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