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How to save budget on School Maintenance
How to save budget on School Maintenance 05/11/18 in Water hygiene

When squeezed budgets mean difficult decisions, building maintenance and water hygiene often slips through the cracks. But what seem like a shrewd financial decision can become a costly mistake.

A recent article in Education Executive highlighted the importance of proactive facilities management.  There’s a clear warning that a short-term saving can lead to substantially higher costs and damages.

“The total cost for emergency repairs ran into the tens of thousands of pounds and when you compare this to what three years of maintenance would have cost at £1200/year…”

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6 Ways to Simplify Legionella Compliance
6 Ways to Simplify Legionella Compliance 08/10/18 in Water hygiene

Drowning in stacks of paper records, most businesses struggle to understand their legionella compliance. It’s a challenge to make even basic information up-to-date and conveniently accessible.

But, there’s no avoiding the need to keep records. Standards and codes of practice like ACoP L8 and HSG274 don’t just require you to put the necessary controls in place to stop the spread of legionella. You also need to demonstrate your compliance using detailed, accurate reporting.

Move away from paper-based techniques that make management harder. Here’s 6 ways to simplify Legionella Compliance.

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Legionella Compliance and Record Keeping for the Education Sector
Legionella Compliance and Record Keeping for the Education Sector 12/09/18 in Water hygiene

With never-ending to-do lists and busy working hours, it’s easy for things to be overlooked in a school, university or other academic institution. However, failing to control your legionella risk could put students and pupils in danger - and expose your organisation to the severe consequences of non-compliance.

 

Do you understand your responsibilities? Do you know why the education sector is especially at risk? And are you confident you are taking the appropriate steps to keep pupils safe? If you answered no to any of these questions, read on for some practical guidance.

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4 Reasons why Cold Water Storage Tank Cleaning and Disinfection is Essential
4 Reasons why Cold Water Storage Tank Cleaning and Disinfection is Essential 10/08/18 in Water hygiene

Legionella bacteria presents a serious risk and significant responsibility for landlords and businesses because it can grow in almost any part of a hot or cold water system. In the right conditions, legionella can quickly take hold and lead to the spread of serious disease. Currently, with this wave of summer heat, the instances of legionella growth is on the increase.


Here are 4 big reasons why cold water storage tank cleaning and disinfection is essential, especially now:  

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How to prevent Legionella growth in warm weather
How to prevent Legionella growth in warm weather 19/07/18 in Water hygiene

We’ve seen an upward trend in instances of Legionella in water sources. This heatwave is showing no signs of letting up, which we feel can only mean more legionella outbreaks.

Warmer temperatures increase the risk of bacteria growth, including Legionella for several reasons.  This is why it’s important to make sure you’ve assessed and controlled the risk adequately.

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