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Legionella News Roundup August 2021

Over the past few months there have been a number of news stories that highlight the dangers of Legionnaires’ Disease. We’re highlighting them to show why it’s so important to your business and community to take precautions to prevent the growth of the...

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Cold Water Storage Tank Regulations

Under the UK Building Regulations, there are a number of requirements that companies need to comply with when it comes to their cold water supply. These include the provision of wholesome drinking water to taps and any sink in a food preparation area, as...

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How Hotels can Reduce Legionella Bacteria Risks

The health and safety of hotel guests is a vital consideration in the day-to-day running of your hotel, however large or small your establishment is. If there is a growth of legionella bacteria in your water system, there is a possibility it could lead...

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How does an expansion vessel work?

An expansion vessel is an essential part of a pressurised hot water system. It looks like a small water tank, which is why it’s also known as an expansion tank. Inside the tank is a rubber diaphragm that separates water from the hot water system from...

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Legionella roundup March 2021

As the UK comes out of lockdown, many businesses are doing their best to ensure their premises are COVID-secure. However, with premises being empty for months, the risk of legionella bacteria thriving in unused water systems is high, leading to national...

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What is a dead leg?

In terms of your company’s water system, a dead leg is a section of piping that is no longer used, or rarely used. It is generally created when modifications have been made to the system and piping removed, leaving a small ‘leg’ that is capped. Without...

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Legionella Roundup January 2021

Over the past couple of months, press reports about the legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease have been prevalent in the USA. There have been no media reports of problems in the UK, which is good news. And there’s more good news coming from...

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Risks after shutting your office for Christmas

We’ve finally made it to 2021. And we’re all hoping that this year will be a huge improvement on the last! But even though there’s light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to COVID-19 in the form of vaccination, we mustn’t allow ourselves to become...

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