Legionella Risk Assessment

  • 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
  • Uncertain times but not for legionella!

    Yes. These are uncertain times ~ but not for legionella! What are the legionella bugs up to in these uncertain times. We have had a Referendum! The UK has a new Prime Minister! Meanwhile, what are the legionella bugs doing? It is all going on but quietly in the background.  Water bacteria, particularly Legionella Pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease), are still going about their business so water testing must continue. Businesses that have water facilities must still have a Legionella Risk Assessment.  It is …

    Posted at July 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Legionella Risk Assessment

    Legionella Risk Assessment   (LRA)  . . . Please be aware that many Local Authorities are now insisting that properties within their jurisdiction have a Legionella Risk Assessment, often referred to as an LRA.  Properties and businesses, such as schools, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, cafes, pubs, in fact any business that has employees and/or the public that use their water facilities. Be aware that many people have jumped on the band wagon and are now offering Legionella Risk Assessments, or LRA‘s, …

    Posted at May 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Testing
  • Campsites. Owners and managers. Is your water safe for your clients?

    Campsites.  Owners and managers.  Is your water safe for your clients? Hopefully, the weather is about to improve and you will soon be having visitors to your campsites. After the winter months:- –  is the water system safe to use? –  the water systems may have stood unused during winter. –   what have the water bacteria been up to? –  are the water storage tanks, if you have them, clean? –  are the showerheads descaled and sanitised? –  is there …

    Posted at March 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Is Pontiac fever a variety of Legionnaire’s disease

    Yes.  Pontiac fever is a variety of Legionnaire’s disease. Pontiac fever is caused by the same bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. If you are an hotelier or if you run a business that has showers or a hot tub, do not get caught out with Pontiac fever. This hotelier did . . . A hotel owner in the UK was fined thousands of pounds recently for not looking after his hot tub correctly.  Many of his clients ended up with a variation of Legionnaire’s …

    Posted at February 1, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Water Fountains and Legionnaires Disease

    Is it time to stop worrying about Legionnaires Disease? – No! Consider the small Spanish town of Mananares, south of Madrid.  It would appear that 235 people have been affected there by Legionnaires Disease.  3 have died and 10 are still in hospital. The local fountain is implicated. Legionella bacteria like warm water temperatures and Spain has warm temperatures. We do not generally have a problem with outdoor fountains in this country because the weather is cooler than in Spain …

    Posted at January 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Water or Beer : That is the Question

    Water or beer ?   On the subject of water ~ or the lack of it, recent studies have shown that it can be as dangerous to drive whilst dehydrated as it is to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol. Apparently your judgement can be seriously affected and this can have an adverse effect on braking, speed perception and lane drifting. This study was done at my old University, Loughborough, so it must be true! So, if you are going to drive, have …

    Posted at November 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • PREVENTION OF WATER BACTERIA IN A WATER SYSTEM IN A BUILDING

     Attention: Residential Homes, Dental Surgeries or anywhere where there is a water system ~ how do you prevent harmful water bacteria?   ~    Make sure hot water is stored above 60 degrees. ~    Make sure cold water tanks are kept as cool as possible. ~    Make sure your water system tanks are clean. ~    Make sure shower heads are descaled and sterilised regularly to minimise risk of Legionnaires Disease. ~    Have water samples tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory half yearly. ~    …

    Posted at May 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
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