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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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How can an Authorising Engineer (Water) assist 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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Legionella Control – a guide for Facilities Management organisations
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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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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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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Post Lockdown Reoccupation of Properties
  Now that we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and businesses start to re-occupy all of their properties, in this blog we will give some pointers for consideration for when the...
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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 would...
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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 of...
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