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A simple Legionella risk assessment for landlords

  • 3 February 2017

Health and safety legislation requires everyone who rents out property (even if it’s just a room in your house) to undertake a risk assessment for Legionella. Legionella is a waterborne bacteria which

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New Year's resolutions for landlords

  • 6 January 2017

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

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The consequences of a Legionnaires' disease diagnosis

  • 25 November 2016

A diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease is a serious matter, particularly for the victim. While most people recover from the infection, in a significant proportion of cases it can prove fatal. Whatever the

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New technology to reduce the risk of Legionella

  • 11 November 2016

News this week from science journal Nature claims that Legionella bacteria is adapting to man-made environments. A team led by Julian Parkhill at the Wellcome Trust has sequenced the five types of the

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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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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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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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Failure to comply can result in hefty fines or even a prison sentence.

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