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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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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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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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Legionella control and the changing face of renting

  • 26 August 2016

Established patterns of residential letting have been completely overturned in recent years as the challenging housing market has reduced people’s ability to buy their own home. Landlords need to respond

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Legionella training courses

  • 19 August 2016

Many landlords and letting agents choose to employ a specialist firm to handle the control of Legionella in their rental properties. However, there is a growing market in Legionella training courses aimed

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Definition of a landlord

  • 5 August 2016

What is a landlord? This may seem like a silly question, but when it comes to the control of Legionella and a landlord’s legal obligations, the term landlord is actually broader than you might think.

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Guide to cleaning water tanks

  • 29 July 2016

One of the most common sources of nourishment for Legionella bacteria in a domestic water system is sediment, rust or other dirt. Therefore, an important control method is to ensure that cold water storage

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Legionella control in hot weather

  • 22 July 2016

It is now 40 years since the first outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a Philadelphia hotel in summer 1976, when over 200 people were infected and more than 30 patients died. Cases of Legionnaires’ disease

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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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