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Healthcare - Who is the Authorising Engineer (Water)?
The title ‘Authorising Engineer (AE)’ is not new and has been in use for many years within the industry, where high-risk activities require a ‘competent person’ to oversee and provide assurance for...
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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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Consequences of Insufficient Legionella Training
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) considers Legionnaires’ disease to be preventable and it’s therefore treated as such by the law. Moreover, health and safety laws underpin the statutory...
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Who can be appointed as an RP, DRP, AP or CP?
In In this blog, we explore the various roles that exist within an organisation's water safety team and who is the most appropriate person to be appointed to fill each of these positions.
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Tips for the control of waterborne pathogens in healthcare
The use of ‘temperature’ is the accepted and ‘traditional' method of control for ensuring waterborne bacteria such as Legionella within healthcare domestic water distribution systems (ACoP L8, ...
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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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Water Safety - Disinfection of Minor Works
How to How to deal with minor works so that they are installed correctly and do not pose a risk to the current installation is a key part of design control. The last thing we need is a new...
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Legionella Risk Assessments and my Water Safety Plan
Whereas previous Water Hygiene Centre blogs offer details on legionella risk assessment and Water Safety Plans, this blog explores the relationship between the two documents.
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Legionella Training - Why should you refresh yours?
Many Estates and Facilities staff may well say the basics of Legionella training don’t fundamentally change over time – indeed what worked 30 years ago, works just as well today, especially if we...
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5 Top Tips for Water Hygiene Management
In this blog, we suggest five ways Estates Managers should be prepared to manage water safely…
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