Blog Posts by Paul Limbrick


Paul Limbrick

Paul is a Microbiologist who has diversified over his career into supporting clients with understanding of water control strategies, water sampling strategies along with consultancy support of specialist advisory services. These services have included membership of Water Safety Groups, shaping water safety plans [policy and operational control plans]. All of which reflect the offering of our Authorising Engineer (Water).
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Recent Posts

Legionella & School Holidays – What Should I Do?
If you are a Duty Holder or appointed Responsible Person, e.g. head teacher, business manager, maintenance manager or property owner, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the occupants...
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How Safe is Your Water Fountain? Considerations for External Water Features
  The ‘safety’ of a fountain/water feature will ultimately be determined by the risk management process used to protect individuals from waterborne infection and potentially subsequent disease.
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Temperature Monitoring of Loops and Sentinel Points
  In order to understand what temperature monitoring entails and how such planned preventative maintenance should be completed in accordance with guidance notes (HSG 274 Part 2 (table 2.1)), it...
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Point of Use Water Filters
  Whilst ‘temperature’ remains the traditional and mainstay method of control for maintaining water hygiene safety within health and non-health estates, respective guidance for the safe management...
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Understanding TVC's
  To better understand a ‘total viable count’ (TVC), it may be prudent to ask the following questions: What is a TVC and why do we sample/test for TVC? When do we sample/test for TVC? How do we...
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Legionella - The Need for Sufficient Water Hygiene  Training
  When we consider the importance of adequate Water Hygiene Legionella training, it may first of all be prudent to acknowledge that ‘ignorance is not a defence’ in the eyes of the law…!
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Awareness and Pitfalls of Rapid Testing
  Before we consider what rapid testing entails it may first of all be prudent to ask ‘why’ are we considering the use of rapid testing/diagnostics and what are the benefits/limitations of using...
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Minor works, appropriate disinfection and sampling
When considering a suitable and sufficient rationale for the undertaking of disinfection works it’s initially important to ensure that the approach taken is ‘proportionate to risk’ 
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Legionella, the environment and management within water systems.
  Pre-existing conditions It’s common for wholesome water to contain aquatic bacteria as our intention is for ‘potable water’ to be ‘hygienically safe’ (in accordance with the requirements of the...
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Legionella control for hospices and health estates.
  In order to determine an appropriate and proportionate control strategy for the safe management of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella species (spp), it’s prudent to understand the...
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