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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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Legionella and Landlords

Being a landlord comes with many responsibilities and legal obligations, although what these are will depend on if you are a residential or commercial landlord. An area of care that seems to be unclear for many residential landlords is around the...

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Legionella written scheme of control

In a nutshell, a written scheme of control is a comprehensive risk management document identifying measures taken to control your water systems and reduce the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria. It is also used as a record of any and all actions...

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Paint spray booth sampling for legionella

Safety concerns when using paint spray booths are paramount, as there are a number of hazards which can impact the wellbeing of your staff. The most obvious of which is combustibility – when using a fine spray of chemicals, you have to be careful to keep...

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How To Test For Legionella Yourself

As the saying goes, ‘you can’t put a price on peace of mind’. But, in the case of legionella, now you actually can! We have just launched a new DIY testing kit, giving reassurance on this one issue at least, for only £40. Perfect for landlords, B&B...

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Do ice machines spread legionnaires’ disease?

Given that the legionella virus is only active between the temperatures of 20oC and 45oC, it seems reasonable to assume that, if you use an ice machine - or have an ice machine or cool water dispenser integrated into your fridge/freezer - you ought to be...

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