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Legionella Risk in Schools: Key points for good water management
Good water safety management within school properties can be distilled into the following areas: 1 – Determining management arrangements and responsibility; 2 – Establishing the level of Legionella
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Legionella– What’s the risk for Children?
If you If you follow news feeds on the topic of Legionella then you will notice that there are several headlines relating to Legionella in our schools.
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Suck and Go - Vacuum Drainage Systems
Many of us have had the pleasure of squeezing into an aeroplane toilet, and in most cases had the novel experience of using the vacuum flushing toilet. Some of us in the water industry may have even...
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Legionella Risk - Contractor Competency for Schools
For this Blog, we will primarily be talking about water safety; in particular Legionella preventative maintenance and carrying out Legionella risk assessments.
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The Independent Water Safety Audit
Before we can discuss the uses and benefits of an independent water safety audit, it’s important to understand what one is and what it entails. An independent water safety audit completed by an ...
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Authorising Engineer (Water) - Friend or Foe, Part 2
Authorising Engineer (AEW) as a Friend: One definition of the word “friend” taken from the Oxford English Dictionary is “a person who is not an enemy or who is on the same side”. As an AE(W), our...
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Authorising Engineer (Water) - Friend or Foe, Part 1
Confidence in your Authorising Engineer (AEW) with their knowledge and experience can play a key part in successful water safety management. AE duties are defined in the Department of Health’s...
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Legionella Risk - Drains traps on Air Handling Units
There is often not a large overlap between ventilation and water, the guidance in ACoP L8 and HSG274 do not discuss Legionella issues in air distribution systems as these are not considered...
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How can you tell if your Legionella risk assessment is suitable?
In this blog we discuss the ‘Legionella risk assessment’ and whether it is suitable to ensure compliance with regulations and guidance.
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Legionella control for hospices and health estates.
To determine an appropriate and proportionate control strategy for the safe management of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella species (spp.), it’s prudent to understand the differences between...
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