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
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
One of the most important aspects of Legionella risk control is timeliness. As with any risk management programme, there is often an optimum timeframe for many of the tasks involved: leave it too long
We recently came across a slightly bizarre but interesting piece of work by scientists studying Legionella: a poem entitled The Summer of Seventy-Six. Written with the intention of enhancing young scientists’
It’s that time when people tend to take stock of various aspects of their lives and make new plans and resolutions for the New Year. For landlords in the private residential sector there are lots of changes
We have blogged several times about the importance of flushing little-used outlets as a control measure for Legionella, but it seems particularly appropriate to look at it in more detail at this time of
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
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
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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