In this article our healthcare water safety specialists look at the use of birthing pools and consider if they create a risk from Legionnaires’ disease. The article looks at how birthing pools are typically used both in hospitals and at home, what factors can increase legionella risks, and what steps can be taken to keep people safe when using such pools.
If you asked a group of 100 random people which area of their home was most likely to see the most bacteria, what do you think they’d say? Most people would probably think of the bathroom and, more specifically, the toilet. Even though most of us regularly clean the toilet, surely there would be bacteria there more than anywhere else.
This expert water safety article examines how the Responsible Person and others tasked with ensuring workplace water safety deal with positive legionella test results.
This water safety article looks at the control of legionella risks in new construction projects, paying particular attention to the role of the architect, building services engineers and construction professionals in mitigating water systems risk during the design and construction stages, and beyond.
This article considers the risks associated with legionella in private homes, focusing on the role of local health regulators when investigating outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in the community.
In this article our healthcare water safety specialists review the potential dangers presented by pseudomonas in hospital water systems and what can be done to control them.
Going beyond the immediately visible impact of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, we investigate other, often hidden economic consequences that are all too often overlooked.
An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease discovered in a northern region of Portugal late in 2020 has led to an investigation by the Public Ministry to try and work out the source of the outbreak.