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Legionella control for holiday lets

  • 4 November 2016

It’s thought that around 2 million people in the UK own a second home and the internet is full of companies offering tens of thousands of holiday lets around the country. Precise figures are hard to come

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Landlord's guide to domestic water systems

  • 28 October 2016

We all use domestic plumbing every day but generally give very little thought to what goes on behind the scenes. But if you’re a residential landlord you have ultimate responsibility for Legionella risk

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Seven steps to Legionella compliance

  • 21 October 2016

Based on our experience, the majority of landlords are unaware of their obligations in relation to controlling the risk of Legionella in their rental properties. This simple guide is designed to help any

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Evidence gathering for Legionella risk assessment

  • 14 October 2016

When our engineers carry out Legionella risk assessments they are trained to gather visual evidence as part of the process. Photography and schematic drawings are an essential part of assessing and recording

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Legionella statistics and what they tell us

  • 7 October 2016

The Government has this week published information for householders on Legionella sampling in an unexpected move to make homeowners more aware of the importance of maintaining a safe and hygienic domestic

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Plumbing repairs for control of Legionella

  • 30 September 2016

A story in the media earlier this week, about the Sellafield nuclear site being censured for not controlling the risk of Legionella in one of its cooling towers, highlights the importance of carrying out

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Legionella training

  • 23 September 2016

There have been several high profile prosecutions for breaches of Legionella control law recently, with significant fines handed down by the courts. In every case, lack of adequate training has been one

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Preparing your rental property for winter

  • 16 September 2016

It may not feel like it right now (since much of the country is basking in a late summer heatwave), but winter is just around the corner. And that means it’s time to make sure your rental property is

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Legionella control: the dangers of non-compliance

  • 9 September 2016

In our experience, the level of knowledge among landlords of their legal responsibilities regarding Legionella control is worryingly low. We’re not about to indulge in scaremongering but Legionella can

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How to check water temperatures to control Legionella risk

  • 2 September 2016

As stated on the Health & Safety Executive’s website, “For most domestic hot and cold water systems, temperature is the most reliable way of ensuring the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria is

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WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of tiny droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can lurk in hot and cold water systems so, along with gas safety, electrical safety and fire risk management, the law now requires landlords to assess and manage water safety in their properties.

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