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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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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Legionella risk in Leisure Centres and Gyms
The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group’s Swimming Pool Water: Treatment and quality standards for pools and spas and the HSE’s HSG282 document offer guidance concerning pool water hygiene. Like all...
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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 Fittings)...
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Legionella Risk Assessments at the Commissioning Stage
Although it’s a well known legal requirement within Health & Safety legislation to undertake a Legionella risk assessment of your water systems, perhaps less well known is the value of undertaking...
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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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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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New BS 8580-1:2019 Legionella Risk Assessment
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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