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Legionella control
holiday let
As the first blast of Arctic air hits the British Isles this weekend and the shops fill up with Hallowe’en merchandise, it’s a clear sign that the holiday let ‘off season’ is upon us.  If you run a holiday let, the chances are that the next eight weeks between now and Christmas will be empty...
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water hygiene risks
When it comes to profile and general awareness, electrical, gas and fire safety all figure pretty highly in the public’s consciousness, leaving water hygiene risks very much in the shadows. Yet from a health and safety point of view, we believe it deserves equal billing, not least because the statistics are heading in the wrong...
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mains water
During the recent hot weather we have noticed an increase in the temperature of mains water, to as much as 23°C or 24°C. While there is nothing which can be done about this until it naturally cools as the heatwave subsides, it does present a further challenge for Legionella control and makes monitoring and management...
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Statistics show that summer is a peak time for Legionnaires’ disease infections, so particular attention needs to be paid to Legionella control during the period.  One of the reasons for higher infection rates is that some risks are increased during hot weather, and there are also other factors which raise the likelihood of Legionella proliferation....
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Creating a water safety culture
“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 recently. Throughout the event his words were echoed by many other speakers, who pointed to the need for a “universal, preventive-based approach, ranging...
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