Blog Posts by Philip Lonsdale


Philip Lonsdale

Since starting work in the field of water hygiene in 1996, Phil has provided competent help services to multiple private and public sector and public services clients at all organisational levels. Phil has been an appointed AE [water] for the Water Hygiene Centre since 2016 and currently acts as AE for over 10 organisations.
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Recent Posts

How to reduce the risk of scalding
  This blog sets out some of the risks from scalding to which vulnerable people may be exposed when bathing or showering and the key measures required to protect them.
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Keep Calm and Carry on Flushing…
Above all, there are three factors that determine the likelihood of Legionella bacteria colonising a water system: Water temperature; Cleanliness; i.e. availability of nutrients and shelter; ...
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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 2
Authorising Engineer [Water] as a Friend: One definition of the word “friend” taken from the Oxford English Dictionary is “a person who is not an enemy or who is on the same side”.  As an...
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Authorising Engineer [Water] - Friend or Foe, Part 1
Authorising Engineer [Water] and the Water Safety Group : Confidence in the Authorising Engineer [AE] with their knowledge and experience can play a key part in successful water safety management....
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The Hidden Dangers in Hotel Water Systems
Hotel water systems may be large, complex or aging or a combination of all three and this can make them susceptible to colonisation by microorganisms including Legionella bacteria, the causative...
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5 Ways to Tackle Legionnaires’ Disease in Hotels
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay  In the blog this week we suggest five ways that Managers of Hotels and other tourist accommodation can be prepared for managing water safely…
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15 Step Plan to Reduce Legionella Risks in Tourist Accommodation
Image by Moonglow from Pixabay  European statistics indicate that more than 1000 travellers contract the disease each year and according to the official statistics published by Public Health...
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The importance of Legionella training for hotel workers
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay  Conventional wisdom has it that most cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with water systems in the built-environment could have been prevented and...
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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 2
Image by Nenad Maric from Pixabay  In Part 1, we covered some common problems you may face when commissioning Legionella risk assessments. We now take a look at what your risk assessment should...
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Legionella Risk Assessments for Hospitality & Leisure – Part 1
Image by Peter H from Pixabay  If you are the hotel manager, maintenance manager or property owner you have a legal responsibility and accountability to ensure that occupiers of your premises are...
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