Tarundeep Singh

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How to Minimize Legionella Risks in Hot & Cold Water Systems

Many of us are unaware that even clean-looking water can present hidden dangers. Legionella, the cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, is a waterborne bacterium commonly found in natural water sources, usually in small volumes. However, it can pose a health risk when it enters man-made water systems. Where conditions are right legionella bacteria can quickly proliferate …

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Why Water Tank Cleaning is Critical for Legionella Control?

Water tanks are integral to many industrial processes and are a requirement in nearly all domestic and commercial environments. Efficient operation of these systems is essential to minimising running costs and maintaining production. Water safety and hygiene are equally important particularly with regard to the control of Legionella bacteria. If your business supplies water for …

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Control Measures to Manage Legionella Risk in Summer

Summer is finally here in Ireland. A rise in mercury means increased use of many water applications. Air conditioning units and associated cooling towers, for example, are in greater demand in the summer and swimming pools are visited more frequently. While many would be enjoying the warm weather, duty holders and responsible persons must be …

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How to Manage Little Used Outlets for Legionella Control?

Hot and cold water systems in a building should be regularly monitored, operated, maintained at temperatures that do not lead to microbial growth such as harmful legionella bacteria. This is usually achieved by maintaining a supply hot water temperature of at least 60°C from the heat source and or hot storage vessel, with the cold …

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How Water Flushing Regime Controls Legionella in Building Water Systems?

The safety of building water systems must be taken very seriously. It is the responsibility of the statutory duty holder to keep the water systems safe by preventing the risk of legionella outbreak which could lead to Pontiac Fever & Legionnaires’ disease. The most common way to prevent the growth of legionella bacteria in water …

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HPSC National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland

Health and Safety Executive publishes several important guidelines on a range of important subjects, including the control of Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease in the workplace. Republic of Ireland’s primary legionella control document, HPSC National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland provides guidance to understand the legal responsibilities, technical information and references to …

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Everything You Should Know About HSE ACOP L8

Health and Safety Executive provides guidance to understand the legal responsibilities, explanation of specific requirements in the law, technical information and references to further sources of information to help comply with legal duties. Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) describe preferred or recommended methods that that form an essential framework to support the promotion of regulatory …

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What Are Dead Legs & How They Pose a Risk to Building Water Systems?

A dead leg is a section of pipework that is either completely unused or has very little flow running through. This includes isolated branch lines, pipe sections with closed valves and pipes with one end-capped. Dead legs experience periods of no flow which leads to stagnation. Basically, any closed valve not connected to a fixture, …

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Understanding the role of Duty Holder in Legionella Control

Under Occupational Health and Safety legislation (Chapter 3), all businesses in Ireland have a legal responsibility to aware of the risks present in their water systems and take appropriate actions to manage them. Legislative requirements for the control of legionellosis put the responsibility for compliance clearly with those in control of premises and health & …

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