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Hotel facility managers are responsible for maintaining the upkeep of hotels and ensuring that guests are well accommodated during their stays. A crucial part of the facilities manager’s role is controlling the risks posed by legionella
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Over the past decade, the risk of legionella in residential nursing and care homes has increased. As recently as January 2016, Reading Borough Council was made to pay £120,000 after a fatal incidence of Legionnaires
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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