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What are adequate Schematics for managing Legionella?
Schematic drawings are an important and integral part of the tools you have available to you when preparing your Water Safety Plan and Written Scheme of Control. They are often left undisturbed and...
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Legionella Control for Construction Sites
Having started my working career in site engineering in the wind and rain of construction sites across the North of England in the late 1980s, it’s true to say the potential risks from bacteria...
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Believe in the magic of Christmas
As we bid farewell to 2023 and embrace the joyous festive season, we have something special to share with you. This year, instead of purchasing Christmas cards, we've decided to share some Christmas...
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Legionella risk in RAAC-affected buildings
Potentially one of the biggest news stories that broke in 2023 was the one about RAAC – Reinforced Autoclaved Aeriated Concrete. This method of construction was widely used from the mid-1950s...
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Management of dead legs and blind ends in water systems
There is a requirement for all building managers to ensure the safety of the public and employees so far as reasonably practicable. This requirement is set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act...
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Guide to Records & Record Keeping for Water Safety
In this blog, we consider records for water safety. When we say ‘records’ we don’t mean the round vinyl LP type (Handel’s ‘Water Music’, anyone?). No. We are focusing on records that form documented...
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7 Deadly Sins of Legionella Risk Assessments
Health and Safety regulations and associated guidance require all risks from exposure to Legionella bacteria to be identified and evaluated. Here, we discuss how “Legionella Risk Assessments” can be...
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How to reduce the risk of scalding
This blog sets out some of the risks from scalding to which vulnerable people may be exposed when bathing or showering and the key measures required to protect them.
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Hot Water Risk Assessment - What you need to know!
Dutyholders, employers or premises owners have a duty of care under health and safety law to protect users of their water systems. Today we will discuss the importance of a hot water risk assessment...
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BS 8680:2020 Water Quality - Water Safety Plan - Code of practice
What does BS8680 on Water Safety Plan - Code of Practice mean to me? During the day-to-day management of domestic water systems, whether large or small, there are occasions when a problem occurs...
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