The recent prosecution of Bupa Care Homes over the death of an 86-year-old resident from Legionnaires’ disease highlighted significant failings in the management of water hygiene at the Hutton Village
“We need to create a water safety culture,” said Christopher Boyd, general manager of the Building Water Health Program for NSF International when speaking at the Legionella Conference 2018 held in Baltimore
How much do you really know about Legionella, the risk factors and control measures? If you’re a landlord, lettings agent or property manager, you need to have some basic knowledge as part of your role
As regular readers will know, our blog is full of advice on how to assess and reduce the risk of Legionella in rental property. For the majority of landlords, a series of simple precautions will enable
Many people don’t give sediment in plumbing a second thought until they notice external signs that it may be present, such as discolouration of the water, or an unexplained drop in water pressure. While
If you’re renovating a property for rental, it’s likely that some plumbing work will be involved. Whether you’re extending, refurbishing or installing a new bathroom, kitchen or heating system, we recommend
Landlords, make sure you don’t give the gift of Legionnaires’ disease this Christmas! To help remind you of the risks you need to control, here’s a little ditty we’ve composed (you know the tune already):
Problems with a building’s pipework can be the root cause of bacterial growth, as well as an indirect cause of more complex issues with domestic plumbing. As the winter weather sets in and heating systems
As the weather turns chilly and it seems that there are infectious bugs everywhere, from Norovirus to the common cold, it’s worth remembering that other harmful bacteria – such as Legionella – could also
Friday 19th January 2018 could be an important day for landlords and tenants as it marks the second reading of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill in the House
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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