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Understanding TVC's
To better understand a ‘total viable count’ (TVC), it may be prudent to ask the following questions: What is a TVC and why do we sample/test for TVC? When do we sample/test for TVC? How do we...
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Local Authorities - Do we need an Authorising Engineer (Water)?
I guess the first question is, what is an ‘Authorising Engineer (Water)’? A review of the HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and the supporting HSG 274 Part 2 document shows there is no...
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Legionella Risk - Appointment of Contractors for Local Authorities
This blog looks at the considerations any local authority should make in determining how to appoint a contractor/contractors to support them to ensure that water systems are free from microbiological...
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Head Teachers Role in Controlling Legionella Risk in Schools
If you are a Head Teacher what are your responsibilities in relation to preventing or controlling Legionella in your school?
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Legionella Management - ‘The Pros/Cons of Remote Monitoring’
Remote monitoring of water temperatures is far from new. However, in the recent past seen as a lazy method of monitoring. An often-raised question is about a system’s reliability as well as the...
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University, College and School Legionella Training
A simple internet search using the words, “Legionella and Schools” identifies many news articles with instances of schools being closed following a Legionella “outbreak”.
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BS 8580-2:2022 explained, including Engineering Assessments
Commonly, Legionella risk assessments do not consider the risks from microbial hazards such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P.aeruginosa) and other waterborne pathogens.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Christmas is just around the corner, trees are being decorated, stockings are at the ready and Santa letters are well on their way. As the festive season is well and truly upon us we would like...
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Legionella sampling: Part 1 - What's your sampling strategy?
Sampling of water systems for Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa or bacteriological can be somewhat daunting, with thoughts of ‘do I need to sample’, ‘how to take a sample’ and ‘where should I send...
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John Murray - Authorising Engineer [Water] for Water Hygiene Centre
As the Water Hygiene Centre continues to grow, we are pleased to welcome to the team John Murray. John will be a Senior Consultant and will provide Authorising Engineer [Water] duties to our...
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