TIn this short article we review the requirement for, use and application of specialist ACOP L8 and HTM 04-01 compliant Legionella management software in hospitals and other healthcare environments. Learn more...Read more: HTM 04-01 Legionella Management Software for Hospitals & Healthcare
TMV stands for thermostatic mixing valve. These specialist valves are designed to ensure the flow of water from an outlet fitted with one cannot become too hot. With hundreds of thousands of burns and scalds occurring in the UK annually, both TMV2 and TMV3 valves have the potential to prevent many such cases from happening – particularly as a majority are caused by hot water scalding the skin. Learn more...Read more: Differences between TMV2 & TMV3 Thermostatic Valves Explained
Some industries are more vulnerable to the potentially devastating effects caused by Legionnaires’ disease and legionella contaminated water than many others. Care homes, and in fact the wider healthcare industry is one of these, and yet there have been recent cases whereby care homes have been identified as failing to meet their duties and requirements in this important area of health and safety compliance. Learn more...Read more: Care Homes, Legionnaires Disease & UK Law
UK citizens have recently been asking if it’s safe to visit Dubai following a number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease there. By early April this year, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) had received information pertaining to 50 cases of Legionnaires’ disease connected with people who had recently travelled to Dubai. Almost 50% of these cases (24 of them) were reported to have affected citizens from the UK. Learn more...Read more: Legionnaires Disease in Dubai - Is it Safe to Visit?
Some industries and businesses are at greater risk from Legionnaires’ disease and legionella contamination than others. For some, there may be little or no risk at all, and in this case, nothing beyond a straight-forward legionella risk assessment and simple control scheme will be required. However, we cannot include hotels, spas, and similar businesses in that category. Indeed, the travel and hospitality sectors are among those at greatest risk from Legionnaires’ disease and legionella contamination. Find out why...Read more: Legionnaires Disease in Hotels & Hospitality. Controlling Legionella Contamination
If you own or manage a building that has a water supply or water distribution system present, you must make sure you manage the potential threat from contamination by legionella bacteria and the chances of it multiplying within that system. In the UK health and safety law is clear on the need for building owners and operators to do this, however, there are a number of useful documents available to help. For example, the Health & Safety Executive publish their Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8 which is essential reading as it has a special legal status and outlines what you need to do. They also publish a number of health and safety guidance documents including HSG 274 (Parts 1, 2 & 3) which give useful advice to help you understand exactly what is required of you, and how to go about it.Read more: Are Larger Buildings Bigger Legionella Risks?
Legionella Control International are world leading legionella and water safety risk management experts providing independent and impartial advice covering the control, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease, legionella, pseudomonas and other waterborne pathogens that contaminate man-made water systems.Read more: Water Safety & Legionella Control Services. How We Can Help
In this short article we take a look at the bacterium called pseudomonas aeruginosa and consider the question, why is pseudomonas dangerous?
We are all surrounded by bacteria every day of our lives. While we can resist much of it, fighting it off with our body’s in-built natural defences, this is not always the case. Bacteria are also constantly changing and adapting to their environments. Moreover, some forms of bacteria pose a greater danger than others. Pseudomonas should be included in this group.Read more: Why is Pseudomonas Dangerous?
Is the emergence of the bacterium stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a potentially harmful pathogen, beginning to cause concern in hospitals and other healthcare environments?
Find out what it is, why it's causing concern and more ...Read more: Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia in Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
In the United Kingdom many business owners, Duty Holders and those appointed as the Responsible Person want to know how often they should review or update their legionella risk assessment, if at all.
Read on to learn more.Read more: When to Review a Legionella Risk Assessment?