A 95-year-old man staying at The Willows, a care facility run by Reading Borough Council, died in 2012 after contracting Legionnaires’ disease. He was staying at The Willows for a short period while recovering from a broken leg, and was set to return home. However, he fell ill while staying there, and later died in hospital after testing positive for the legionella bacteria present in his system. Learn more...Read more: Legionnaires Disease Death Led to Sentence for Reading Council
In the first part of this article, we examined the need to manage the risks associated with hot water and hot surfaces. We highlighted the fact that some people are at greater risk than others to the dangers such high temperatures can pose. We also explored the need to manage the legionella risk that can come from water systems and how water temperature is often used as a control mechanism.ctively. Learn more...Read more: Hot Water & Hot Surfaces: Identifying Scalding & Burning Risks
As the risks associated with legionella continues to rise around the world, experts Legionella Control have launched a new course that could help companies save money and maintain compliance. Using their in-depth insight, the company is offering ten practical training modules covering water safety monitoring and maintenance for water systems that firms will be able to sign existing members of staff up for. Learn more...Read more: Launch of New Training Course from Legionella Experts Brings Essential Skills In-House
The overwhelming majority of hotels will never experience an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. However, the only true way for hotel managers and their staff to prevent such an outbreak is by understanding how it may happen, what the disease is, and how legionella bacteria can be prevented from spreading in a hospitality environment. Learn more...Read more: Hotel Managers Guide to Controlling Legionella in Hotels – 14 Point Checklist
This short guide has been written for people managing hot and cold water systems in buildings and other facilities and gives a brief overview of where, when and how to check water temperatures and perform other routine tasks associated with the control of legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease. Learn more...Read more: How to Check Water Temperatures - Legionella Control in Hot & Cold Water
This short guide has been written for residential landlords and gives a brief overview of their responsibilities under health and safety law in connection with the control of legionella and Legionnaires’ disease in their properties? Learn more...Read more: Legionnaires Disease Guide for Landlords - Are Your Legionella Risks Covered?
Are you wondering if you are required by law to test your hot and cold water systems for legionella bacteria? Maybe you already know that your business doesn’t legally require it unless there is a specific need for water testing. In that case, how can you tell if a need exists and what should you do? Learn more...Read more: When Should Water Be Tested for Legionella Bacteria?
In this article (part 1 of 2) we consider the management of burning and scalding injuries from both hot water and hot surfaces. We’ll look at how hot is too hot, who is at risk and what we can do to manage these risks more effectively. Learn more...Read more: Managing Burning & Scalding Risks from Hot Water & Hot Surfaces
Maintaining safe water systems within hospitals and other healthcare settings is vitally important. The Department of Health has released the Health Technical Memorandum (HTM 04-01) that provides essential updates to the earlier version of the document. Originally published in 2006, the updated HTM “safe water in healthcare premises” has been altered to provide a more streamlined source of information, advice, and support on water safety issues. Anyone with an interest in, or responsibility for, maintaining and managing water systems in hospitals or other healthcare settings should read the updated version as a matter of priority. Learn more...Read more: Key Changes to HTM 04-01 for Water Safety Management in Hospitals
New practical compliance focused Legionella training course launched – save money, take better control and ensure best practice. Learn where, when and how to take accurate hot and cold water temperatures; flush little used outlets, clean and disinfect showerheads, maintain TMVs, inspect water tanks and calorifiers, and carry-out other important Legionella compliance tasks. Learn more...Read more: Practical Legionella Training – How to Take Water Temperatures, Clean Showerheads, TMVs & More