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Responding To A Positive Legionella Sample

Given the nature of Legionella, it’s almost a certainty that it will be present in any body of water. It’s usually nothing to worry about, providing the count is relatively small, but when a sample result comes back possible, it’s all too easy to panic.

Well take it from us, a positive sample isn’t the […]

By |April 11th, 2018|

Using Chlorine Dioxide to Control Legionella

Temperature might be the most commonly used and arguably most effective means of Legionella management, but that might not always be the case. There are scenarios where it is impractical or potentially problematic to rely on temperature control methods and alternative methods such as Biocides might be considered. Chlorine Dioxide is one of the approved […]

By |March 5th, 2018|

Spa Pools – Risk & Relaxation

Spa pools used to be something of a rarity, but in recent years have become quite commonplace, particularly in hotels, leisure centres and homes across the UK.

These types of pool have a number of requirements for safe operation, every owner and operator should be made aware of this guidance and take steps to prevent potential […]

By |January 11th, 2018|

Our Top 3 Water Safety Articles – Handpicked By Industry Thought Leaders

2017 has been quite the year for us here at Nant, we’ve been lucky enough to achieve some great things, from our first CPD accredited training to being shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

One of our objectives for the year was to improve awareness of Legionella and the measures required to control it. We produced […]

By |December 8th, 2017|

The Fundamentals Of Legionella

We’ve produced a number of insightful Legionella articles and guidance over the years, covering a number of topics from what makes a responsible person to the makings of a risk assessment and everything in-between.

The one thing we’ve never really covered in any major detail is the bacteria itself, so let’s get to know Legionella a […]

By |November 21st, 2017|

Taking Control of Your Temperature Monitoring

One of the most effective and efficient means of controlling the risk of Legionella within premises is temperature management.

The core aspect of this method is avoiding the temperature range that allows the bacteria to thrive, namely 20°C – 45°C. Should be a simple enough thing, right? Well maybe not, but you’ll never really know unless you regularly […]

By |October 24th, 2017|

Legionella in Hotels – An Unwanted Guest

We all enjoy the finer things in life, a night out on the town, some fine dining and ultimately some rest and relaxation. Many of us choose to venture away from home and that often means temporary accommodation, most commonly a hotel or B&B.

These homes away from home pride themselves on customer satisfaction and service, no […]

By |September 27th, 2017|

Sample The Summer

The summer time is here and while the UK weather might be ever changing, it’s safe to say that the temperature has definitely been bumped up a few degrees.

When the temperature rises, keeping cold water below 20°C becomes all that much harder and that makes controlling Legionella all the more difficult.

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By |August 15th, 2017|

5 Things You Need To Know About Vented/Unvented Systems

When it comes to choosing a cylinder to include in a water system, it’s important to know a few things about the options. Water systems will include either a vented or unvented cylinder of some kind, each with their own benefits and shortcomings.

Full disclosure before we start, both approaches have good and bad points and there’s no […]

By |July 18th, 2017|

What Is A “Responsible Person”?

Anybody with some familiarity of proper Legionella control will be aware of the need for a responsible person within their organisation.

This does beg the question, what exactly qualifies somebody to be a responsible person, how does a duty holder know who is suitable for the role and once that person is nominated, what is required […]

By |June 12th, 2017|