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Water Hygiene: The Crucial Role of Backflow Protection
Water is undoubtedly one of our most precious resources, and ensuring its quality and safety is of utmost importance. We rely on a complex network of pipes, valves, and connections to deliver clean...
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BS8680: Key Components of a Water Safety Plan
Access to safe and clean water is a fundamental human right and a crucial aspect of public health. To ensure the provision of safe water, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed comprehensive...
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Legionella Checklist for Universities and Academies
Educational institutions, universities, and academies play a crucial role in shaping the lives of countless students. These institutions strive to provide an enriching environment that promotes...
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Local Authorities - Do we need an Authorising Engineer (Water)?
I guess the first question is, what is an ‘Authorising Engineer (Water)’? A review of the HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and the supporting HSG 274 Part 2 document shows there is no...
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HSE ACoP L8 & HSG274: Understanding the Basics
In the realm of health and safety, proper management of water systems is crucial to prevent the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has established two...
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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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Expansion Vessels and Legionella risk
Expansion vessels are an important integral part of pressurised hot and cold-water systems, particularly in larger systems such as hospitals. They can also be referred to as pressure vessels or...
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A Day in the Life… of an Authorising Engineer (Water)
Hello, I’m Peter, one of several Senior Consultants at the Water Hygiene Centre. I’m based in the East Midlands. I joined the company in 2010 and work with clients within both Central and Northern...
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Legionella Risk - Appointment of Contractors for Local Authorities
This 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 free from microbiological...
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Water Coolers & Alternative Drinking Water Options
I have often been asked the question what is the best place to drink from? Water coolers, tap water, chilled water dispensers, or bottled water (i.e. individual bottles). I have a personal...
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