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Legionella Incident Investigation – What’s involved?
Sampling for Legionella should be routinely carried out as indicated by your Legionella risk assessment. A sampling plan can then be created. BS8554 and BS7592-2022 Sampling for Legionella bacteria...
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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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Legionella - Role of the Responsible Person and Duty Holder
This blog hopes to answer questions received from our clients regarding the clarification of roles undertaken by the Dutyholder and the Responsible Person (Water). 
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Why am I still getting TVCs after disinfecting and flushing?
  In this blog, we discuss reasons why a disinfection, sampling and flushing strategy may not have worked as intended, leaving undesirable levels of TVCs.
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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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How to efficiently organise meetings.
  How many of us have meetings to attend i.e. Water Safety Group or Water Safety Plan workshops? These meetings can either be face to face, over the phone and via Teams and Zoom [the new way of...
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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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Council’s and Housing stock – how to manage Legionella
This blog attempts to answer a conundrum regularly pondered by Councils, housing associations and private landlords…. “do our 1000’s houses need a Legionella Risk Assessment?”  The regular response...
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BS 7592: 2022 Sampling for Legionella - What’s new?
  BS 7592 has recently undergone a re-write which resulted in extensive changes. There are 3 new annexes with greater emphasis being placed on the competency of all involved in the sampling process.
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Authorising Engineer (Water) - always read the label…
  In this blog, we look at some recent experiences when water safety and the Authorising Engineer (Water) role and responsibilities haven’t been understood, along with some explanations as to why...
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