Blog Posts by Charlie Brain
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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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Recent Posts

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 assessment...
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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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Risk Assessment – Agreeing the Terms of Reference
  There are many reasons why a risk assessment project may stray off course or unveil nasty surprises. Here are a few problems that may arise during a project along with potential solutions:
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Deep down in the undergrowth of your garden is there Legionella?
Image by Tony-Media from Pixabay  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...
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Legionella Risk Assessment – New British Standard
Image credit: BSI In January 2019, BSI Standards Limited released the new, updated ‘BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality – Risk Assessments for Legionella Control – Code of Practice’. This blog is designed...
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Are Sentinel Points Driving You Loopy?
2014 saw the publication of ‘HSG274 - Part 2’  by the HSE, which introduced a slightly different way of monitoring hot water systems.
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How your current risk assessment could land you in ‘hot water’…
  Image by Ken Boyd from Pixabay  In this blog we discuss the ‘Legionella risk assessment’ and whether it is suitable to comply with regulations.
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What makes a good Legionella Risk Assessor?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  It is all well and good commissioning an external service provider to complete your risk assessments, but have you ever considered those persons, the ‘risk...
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Legionellosis Risk Assessment League Table
One question our consultants are continuously asked by clients is “How are we compared to other organisations?” Over the past few years, the Water Hygiene Centre has carried out thousands of ...
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