Blog Posts by Roy Sullivan


Roy Sullivan

Roy has extensive experience in legal and statutory standards, along with clinical guidelines, corporate governance and industry best practice across many disciplines, including Fire, Water, Medical and Natural Gas, Ventilation, Boiler and Pressure systems and power systems.
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Water Safety Projects: Design Control – Getting it right!
Historically, the interface between stakeholders involved in projects (i.e. new developments or refurbishments) and the Water Safety Group [WSG] has always been somewhat limited. This may be due to...
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HSG 274 Part 1 – 2024; What are the changes?
HSG 274 is a technical guidance document published by the HSE for dutyholders, employers, and those in control of premises with health and safety responsibilities for others to assist them in...
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Legionella Risk - Contractor Competency for Schools
For this Blog, we will primarily be talking about water safety; in particular Legionella preventative maintenance and carrying out Legionella risk assessments.
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What is a Water Safety Plan?
A Water Safety Plan (WSP) is defined in BS8680 – 2020 Water Quality. Water Safety Plans. Code of Practice as a proactive and strategic plan which gives clear direction for a business or...
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HTM 04-01 - Safe Water in Healthcare premises explained
Safe Water in a healthcare environment is something that we all expect and assume is the case, however, some conditions and circumstances may affect the quality of the “wholesome” (as defined by The...
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What are adequate Schematics for managing Legionella?
Schematic drawings are an important and integral part of the tools you have available to you when preparing your Water Safety Plan and Written Scheme of Control. They are often left undisturbed and...
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Legionella risk in RAAC-affected buildings
Potentially one of the biggest news stories that broke in 2023 was the one about RAAC – Reinforced Autoclaved Aeriated Concrete. This method of construction was widely used from the mid-1950s...
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Legionella Risk Assessment: When do I need one?
UK legislation places a duty on building owners and those in charge of premises to manage the risks to health and safety associated with water systems.
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Legionella Control for Architects and Building Engineers
Water for building services isn’t entirely free from aquatic organisms; therefore, measures must be taken to guard against conditions that encourage the growth of water-borne pathogens such as ...
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Pipework Sizing; Why does it matter when controlling Legionella?
When carrying out a project that involves installing domestic hot and cold-water systems, be it a refurbishment or a new build, the hot and cold pipework must be sized correctly for the system to...
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