Legionella Prevention

  • Legionella testing in care homes

    It is so important that the water systems in Care Homes are regularly tested. If you have someone you love in a Care Home or you are looking for Care Home provision, make sure to ask the Care Home Owner or Manager when was the last time their water was tested for Legionella which can lead on to the killer disease, which is Legionnaires Disease.  To be absolutely sure, ask to see their water test certificates.  If they are out …

    Posted at October 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Risk Assessments,Legionella Testing
  • Legionnaires disease and water temperatures

    Legionnaires disease and water temperatures ‘Legionnaires disease‘ !  You will probably see these words, groan and delete. Please don’t because the following is very important. The legionella bacteria are still out there lurking in your showerheads.  They are also lurking in hot water storage vessels where the water is not hot enough.  This enables the legionella bacteria to establish themselves.  The legionella bacteria are very hard to get rid of once they have gained a “toehold”.   The average bacterium is finished …

    Posted at September 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Another Legionella warning !

    Another Legionella warning ! You are probably fed up with these Legionella warnings but there is another aspect to Legionella prevention that may not be widely known. Recently several organisations have been criticised because they did not have “a competent person” to manage the risk of Legionella in their hot and cold water systems. Please make sure that you have a “competent person” specified within your Legionella prevention strategies. This little bit of information could be of great help to …

    Posted at August 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Risk Assessments,Legionella Testing
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