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How to control Legionella - Part 2: the risks and options…
As discussed in Part 1, temperature has limited effectiveness when treating biofilmbacteria (especially mature biofilm) but colonisation of a system with biofilm bacteria may (in the main) be...
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How to control Legionella - Part 1: the risks and options…
Water undertakers have a responsibility to ensure that ‘wholesome’ water is delivered to the point of entry to buildings, this does not necessarily mean that such waters are free from...
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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...
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How to manage private water supply / Boreholes
Given the right setting and conditions, water from the ground can be the best-tasting water you will find. However, only around 1% of the population in England and 3% in Wales use a private water...
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Pride June 2024
Back in March, I was asked by a friend if I’d be able to join the committee for Chipping Norton Pride, with the planned date of Saturday 1st June. Not entirely sure what I was letting myself in for...
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HSG 274 Part 1 – 2024; What are the changes?
HSG 274 is a technical guidance document published by the HSE for dutyholders, employers, and those in control of premises with health and safety responsibilities for others to assist them in...
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What is an Authorising Engineer (Water)?
The title“Authorising Engineer (Water)” is not new. It has been used for some time in industry and also in the Ministry of Defence, where high-risk activities require a competent individual to...
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Could there be Legionella risk in your garden?
In today’s world people are trying to save money, lead healthier lifestyles, eat healthier foods and be more active. Many people take pride in their gardens and use gardening to help with healthier...
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Legionella & School Holidays – What Should I Do?
If you are a Duty Holder or the formally appointed Responsible Person (Water), e.g. Head Teacher, Business Manager Maintenance Manager or similar, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the...
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5 Step Guide: Legionella Risk Management - Education Estates
What is the appetite for risk amongst managers of education estates with responsibility for health & safety? We would expect such organisations to operate on the basis that risks to health and...
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