A landlord’s Legionella duties in layman’s terms

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Very good overview of Landlord’s responsibilities as written by Zeta Compliance Services®, Vectair Environmental Ltd is a approved supplier of Zetasafe® electronic L8 monitoring services, click here for more details. For the original article go to: http://www.zetaservices.co.uk/index.php/news/giles-greens-water-safety-tip-of-the-month/april-2013  

Legionella bacteria found on barge

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THE COUNCIL’S environmental health department has confirmed that Legionella bacteria have been found on board the accommodation barge Bibby Challenge currently berthed at Scalloway. The barge was towed into Scalloway harbour earlier this month to house men working on a long term maintenance programme at Sullom Voe Terminal. Environmental health manager Maggie Sandison said there was no Read more…

Wanstead Youth Centre, which was hit by a Legionella scare, due to reopen week beginning Monday June 10

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A youth and leisure centre which was suddenly shut down after the potentially harmful Legionella bacteria was discovered is due to reopen next week. Wanstead Youth Centre was closed off by Redbridge Council on Monday May 20 due to fears over public safety. Legionella, which was found following a routine test of the building’s water system, Read more…

Views sought on revised Approved Codes of Practice

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched three consultations on changes to the content of Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). Changes to the ACOPs Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) (L134-138), Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) (L5) and The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8) have been developed by Read more…

Legionnaires’ victim calls for answers

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THE first victim of the Capital’s deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak is today leading fresh calls for answers – as the one-year anniversary of the crisis that engulfed Edinburgh 
approaches. On June 3 last year, NHS Lothian said that the Capital was in the grip of a legionella outbreak, following a surge of cases linked to Read more…

Swindon leisure centre on Legionella alert

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Potentially lethal Legionella bacteria have been found in showers at a leisure centre in Swindon. The bug, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, was found following a routine check at The Link centre in the town. Swindon Borough Council said higher than normal levels of the bacteria had been found but the “health of centre users Read more…

Minimise risk of Legionella with new published guidance

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Control of Legionella in water systems is an ongoing concern and especially following the outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh and Stoke last year. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a new Guide TM13: Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease to set authoritative standards to help reduce risk and provide further understanding on Read more…