Can Car Washes Cause Legionnaires Disease?

Can Car Washes Spread Legionnaires Disease?

For many of us, washing our car is a job to be done on the weekends. Many people wash theirs by hand using hoses, buckets, and sponges on their driveways and outside their homes. Others go to an automatic car wash to take the hard work out of the task... but are we safe?
Central London courses from Legionella Control

London Training Courses for Legionella Awareness & Responsible Person

From our conveniently located training centre in central London students can develop the skills and competence to meet their legionella management responsibilities with confidence. Each of our courses has been developed to satisfy the requirements of the Health & Safety Executives ACOP L8, HSG274 and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards in this important area of safety management.
Chlorine dioxide

Chlorine Dioxide: The Perfect Way to Control Legionella Bacteria

Chlorine and chlorine dioxide are two popular, but very different chemicals that are commonly used to treat water against lots of different bugs including legionella and other potentially dangerous bacteria. Both have their advantages and disadvantages especially when it comes to the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems.
Facts about legionnaires disease

Facts About Legionnaires Disease

How much do you know about Legionnaires’ disease? Many people are aware it is a disease caused by Legionella bacteria – one that attacks the lungs. As such, it can present much like the flu to start with, which means some cases are not identified as Legionnaires’ disease until after the infection has taken hold.
Mycobacteria in water

Mycobacteria in Water: Things to Be Aware Of

Mycobacteria are a group of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause several diseases in humans including tuberculosis and leprosy. Around 20 of the 90 known species can cause illness. The bacteria are not believed to spread from one person to another; rather, they are thought to spread via environmental means. This is particularly notable in non-tuberculosis mycobacteria, or NTM for short.
hospital sinks 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.
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 levelle