Blog Posts by Paul Limbrick
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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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Who can be appointed as an RP, DRP, AP or CP?
 In this blog we explore the various roles that exist within an organisations water safety team and who is the most appropriate person to be appointed to fill each of these positions.
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The Water Safety Group, explained…
This group, the ‘water safety group’ [WSG], isn’t a new idea! The concept of the Water Safety Group was first outlined in the Department of Health’s HTM04-01 addendum and the subsequent revision...
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How to control Legionella – Part 2: the risks and the options…
As discussed in Part 1, temperature has limited effectiveness when treating biofilm bacteria (especially mature biofilm) but colonisation of a system with biofilm bacteria may (in the main) be...
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How to control Legionella - Part 1: the risks and the options…
Water undertakers have a responsibility to ensure that ‘wholesome’ water is delivered to the point of entry of buildings, this does not necessarily mean that such waters are free from...
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Developing a plan for controlling Legionnaires’ Disease
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  The single most important aspect of good water management is having a ‘plan’, hence the expression; ‘fail to plan, then plan to fail’!
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Sampling process - Part 3 Testing methods & what happens next
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay  As recap on the first and second parts of this blog series on sampling, we’ve already covered; sampling strategy, taking a water sample and the chain of...
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Sampling process 2: Water sampling technique & chain of custody
Last week we looked at the planning process required before any samples are taken. This week we get down to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of bottle filling…
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Sampling process 1: Considerations when creating a water sampling strategy
Sampling of water systems for legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or bacteriological can be somewhat daunting, thoughts of ‘do I need to sample’, ‘how to take a sample’ and ‘where do I need to send...
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Jargon Buster – A glossary of terms explained…
Jargon buster – phrases and acronyms such as ‘WSP’, ‘Written Scheme’, RP & AP and Water Safety Group, what do they all mean? In this blog, we explain some of the more popular phrases and acronyms...
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Cooling towers high inherent risk
Disneyland Anaheim JAE C, HONG AP In November 2017 various cases of Legionnaires' Disease were reported in California, possibly linked to Disney. Cases like this serve as a reminder of the issues...
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