Legionnaires Disease


Combatting Legionnaires disease – What can we do?

Silent but deadly, Legionnaires disease is a health risk for businesses to look out for in their building systems as we head into the peak of summer. We take a look at how digital thermometers from Martindale Electric can help target the disease. Read More

BS8580-2 Water quality – Part 2 explained

Peter Gunn, Senior Consultant Water Hygiene Centre Ltd, looks into the new BS 8580-2:2022 Water quality and risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read More

Winter-related hazards – Protecting your workplace this Christmas

With Christmas quickly approaching, wintry weather brings with it a host of related health and safety risks, from slips and trips to electric shocks... Read More

Should point of use filters always be a temporary control measure?

Daniel Pitcher provides SHP's readers with an insight into what was discussed in The Healthcare Infection Society's September webinar. Read More

Getting the UK’s rail operations back on track

As the UK continues to ease out of the third national lockdown – with people beginning to return to the workplace and a gradual lifting of leisure-related restrictions – rail operators are preparing for an increase in passenger footfall... Read More

Legionella roles and responsibilities on the railways

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, explores the role that rail organisations must play with regards to Legionella management and the various responsibilities that this entails. Read More

How do TMVs maintain a safe water supply?

Tom Rees, principal consultant within SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, explains why Thermostatic Mixing Valves are integral to maintaining a safe water supply all year round. Read More

Controlling the risk of legionella in water systems during COVID-19

Paul Sear, National Technical Manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, outlines why the current focus on preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections should not compromise the control measures designed to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. Read More

Post lockdown reoccupation of properties

Water Hygiene Centre provides some pointers for consideration for when the end of the lockdown is announced and properties that are currently “mothballed” will be brought back into use and reoccupied. Read More

The Importance of legionella record keeping and monitoring on the railway

You have undertaken your Legionella risk assessment and it is has identified all of the foreseeable risks posed by Legionella in your buildings, carriage wash plant and on board your trains. So, what do you need to do next? Read More



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