Can Hospital Sinks Harbour Dangerous Bacteria?

Can Hospital Sinks Harbour Dangerous Bacteria?

As awareness of the benefits of good hygiene, and in particular hand hygiene has increased in hospitals and other healthcare environments we have seen a corresponding rise in the number of sinks available for staff, patients and visitors. This is because germs and bacteria can easily be transmitted from one person to another via their hands. Therefore, it makes good sense that additional sinks and wash facilities can help to keep people’s hands clean and so reduce the number of instances where this unwanted transmission can occur. Learn more...

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Can You Insure Against Legionnaires’ Disease?

Can You Insure Against Legionnaires’ Disease?

In this article we consider whether businesses and other organisations can insure themselves against the commercial consequences resulting from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. If you’ve never considered it then perhaps you should think again – especially when you look at the potential for loss of business, loss of reputation and personal injury compensation claims that could be levelled against you. Learn more...

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New York State enforce cooling tower regulations

New York State Enforce Cooling Tower Regulations to Control Legionella

Many safety regulations in all areas of society come into force because of events that show a lack of control and lead to an increased danger to public health. A case in point is the South Bronx, USA outbreak of legionellosis in 2015 – an outbreak that was found to have been caused by a cooling tower. These towers were not subjected to regulation prior to the outbreak, but in July 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that new regulations covering the management of cooling towers would now be in effect to control legionella bacteria and risks from Legionnaires’ disease. Learn more...

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Should Landlords Use Legionella Checklist When Assessing Water System Risk?

Why Use a Legionella Checklist When Assessing Water System Risk?

How can a legionella risk assessment checklist help landlords manage the safety of their water systems? In the UK, landlords, business owners, property and facilities managers… in fact anyone with responsibility for checking and maintaining the safety of water systems, whether it’s a domestic hot and cold system, cooling system or some other type, must ensure they deal with the risks that can be caused by the presence of legionella bacteria. Sometimes you need only perform a legionella risk assessment, which may indicate little else is required to maintain a safe system. Learn more...

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Hiring a Water Treatment Company to Control Legionella? What Questions to Ask

Hiring a Water Treatment Company to Control Legionella?

Some businesses use a specialist water treatment company experienced in maintaining, checking, and treating engineered water systems that are at risk of exposing people to legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease. If you are considering hiring such a treatment company, there are several questions you should consider first. We’ve detailed the most important ones here. Learn more...

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