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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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Scald Risk - TMT, or no TMV, that is the question.
One of the risks associated with water safety that require our attention is the risk of scalding. The HSE Information Sheet HSIS6, states “If hot water used for showering or bathing is above ...
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A Day in the Life… of Legionella Risk Assessor
I’m Neil and I joined the Water Hygiene Centre in 2021. My role within the company takes many forms, being a field-based Legionella Risk Assessor and a Technical Manager, giving a broad scope of...
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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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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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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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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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Legionella Management onsite: Back to basics - Part 2
In part 2 of this blog we outline the basics of legionella management for any organisation looking at log books, records & dealing with non-compliance.
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Continued growth of our Authorising Engineer (Water) Team
Our seventh Senior Consultant joined the team at the start of January, a great start to the New Year!
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