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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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How temperature influences legionella growth

As the optimum temperatures that allow the legionella bacteria to thrive are between 25oC and 45oC, the World Health Organisation’s advice is to maintain cold water below 20°C and hot water above 50°C. In cold water Lower water temperatures don’t kill...

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