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|

3 Factors To Avoid In Your Water

We’ve produced a number of helpful and insightful articles covering the various methods of water safety, the importance of being properly equipped to monitor and manage your water.

Regular readers might notice that we have previously mentioned 3 recurring factors across our articles, namely – temperature, biofilm and stagnation. In this article, we’re going to delve […]

By |May 18th, 2017|

Features of a Cold Water Storage Cistern (Tank)

The general principles of design of a cistern should be aimed at avoiding temperatures within the system that encourage the growth of microorganisms including legionella, the following infographic highlights the basic features of a Cold Water Storage Cistern (CWSC). This is not an exhaustive list.
On top of the basic features of […]

By |April 24th, 2017|

Thermostatic Mixing Valve – A Solution To Scald Risk

Anybody that is familiar with the temperature method of Legionella control, knows that while cold temps might hold the bacteria in stasis, it’s high temperatures that will actually remove it. Now that may seem all well and good, turn the heat up and no more Legionella issues, while that may be […]

By |March 13th, 2017|

Day In The Life – Clean & Disinfection

Welcome one and all to our first blog of the new year and we’re starting with something a little different. As with any organisation, there are members that are seasoned veterans and those just cutting their teeth in the industry.

We’re going to be following the journey of one such enthusiastic […]

By |January 18th, 2017|

HTM 04-01 & Water Safety Plans

Today we bring you something special from one of our associates at the Water Management Society, Elise Maynard.

This article covers some of the recent changes to the HTM 04-01 document, with a particular focus on Water Safety Plans.

So without further ado, let’s get to it.

Brief Introduction
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By |November 9th, 2016|

Believe It or Not

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages, to a semi-regular series featuring the weird and wonderful stories picked up over the years.

Today is a delectable tale that covers a topic very close to our specialty, Legionella and with potentially major implications but first, a […]

By |October 31st, 2016|