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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
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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
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You might not be familiar with the term biofilm, but you sure would have encountered biofilms regularly. The plaque that forms on your teeth and causes tooth decay is one type of bacterial biofilm. The
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Legionella bacteria should always be kept under control and at safe levels, thereby minimising the risk that an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease could occur. Under Occupational Health and Safety legislation (Chapter 3), all businesses in Ireland
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Information is a primary organisational asset that supports a business. Having an effective monitoring regime and keeping records is vitally important to demonstrate that your water systems are well managed and everything is under control. Efficient recordkeeping
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Anyone that has been scalded knows how painful it can be. Bath and shower water above 44°C increase the risk of scalding particularly among young children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. As a matter
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Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia which can cause fatal respiratory conditions and in worst cases could lead to death. Under favourable conditions, legionella bacteria can quickly spread in any many-made water system
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COVID-19 has transformed the lives of everyone. As restrictions are relaxed and businesses look forward to reopening after lockdown, other health risks lurk out of sight close by. HSE has issued advice concerning an increased
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