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What are schematic drawings?

Schematic drawings are an important part of the prevention of legionella bacteria. According to the Health & Safety Executive, you must take the necessary steps to prevent the risk of legionella in your water system. However: “If you identify a risk...

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Legionella round up September 2020

Legionella continues to cause problems for organisations opening up their premises after lockdown. In September there were a number of reports about problems caused by elevated levels in water systems of companies that had to close their doors for a few...

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Legionella round-up August 2020

As the coronavirus closed so many businesses, schools, and leisure and entertainment companies earlier in the year, the risks of providing a breeding ground for the legionella bacteria increased because water and air conditioning systems were left...

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Legionella management in Care Homes

2020 has been a harrowing year for care homes. Staff have sometimes struggled to cope to stop the spread of coronavirus within each home and have been left devastated by the deaths of the people in their care. The number of empty beds in homes across the...

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How does a closed water system work?

A closed water system is where water is used either as a coolant or for heating. Where it is needed as a coolant, water is sealed into the system where it is chilled. It is then circulated and absorbs heat, before returning to the coolant tank where it...

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What is a legionella testing kit?

Legionella is a harmful bacteria that lives in any kind of water system and, when inhaled in airborne water droplets, it can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia.  In domestic properties, the risk of...

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Why you need Legionella training

Legionella is a bacteria that can be found in any water system. Its growth is encouraged by stagnant water, in temperatures between 20-50°C, and it feeds off organic debris, limescale, and foreign bodies like rusted steel, rubber, and lead.  All...

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