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Water Hygiene Centre

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.
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Controlling the Chain of Infection
If we’re to control the ‘chain of infection’ we must first understand what it entails so that we can identify what is within our control.  In doing so, this may enable us to devise and implement an...
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Tips for the control of waterborne pathogens in healthcare
Whilst ‘temperature’ is the accepted ‘traditional method of control’ for controlling waterborne bacteria such as Legionella risk within healthcare water distribution systems (ACoP L8, HSG274 Part 2...
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The Hidden Dangers in Hospital Water Systems
Due to their complex design and often considerable size, hospital water systems can harbour a multitude of pathogens and microorganisms.  Amongst the most common in healthcare water systems are...
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Authorising Engineer (Water) for Property Management Companies
  For several years as an organisation, we have worked with Property Management Companies on various projects and our team members have carried out various tasks to support these companies, both...
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Appointment of Contractors for Local Authorities
This month’s blog looks at the considerations any local authority should make in determining how to appoint a contractor/contractors to support them to ensure that water systems are microbiologically...
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Head Teachers Role in Controlling Legionella in Schools
If you are a Head Teacher what are your responsibilities in relation to preventing or controlling Legionella in your school?
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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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Facilities Management guide to controlling Legionella Risk
As a Facilities Management company what are your responsibilities when it comes to the control of waterborne pathogens such as legionella (amongst others)? Well, it may be as simple as what is...
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Legionella Risk - How Safe is Your Water Fountain?
  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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Authorising Engineer [Water] – Experiences to Share
  Although under the HTM / SHTM regulations, Authorising Engineers should be appointed to carry out annual audits, to help with appointments and to provide assurance to the boards / trusts that their...
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