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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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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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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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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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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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