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  • Care homes
    <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><img src="https://watertestingsupplies.co.uk/img/cms/NURSING-TOP.jpg" align="right" alt="" width="417" height="218" /></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Nursing home residents are often high risk due to underlying illness and age and as such have a far greater susceptibility to contracting illnesses such as <i>Legionella</i>. Nursing homes also have multiple different types of water system and some of these can be little used due to the infirm nature of residents.</span><br /><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Most nursing homes have showers and these pose a greater risk due to the aerosol production and often water systems in nursing homes are fed from large water storage tanks to provide continuity of supply in the event of a mains water outage. It is therefore important to implement a rigorous <i>Legionella </i>management regime including a Legionella risk assessment and routine monitoring of outlet temperatures. Microbiological water sampling can supplement this regime, giving confidence in its efficacy.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Law:</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (1994)</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Health and Safety at Work Act 1974</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12</span></p> <p><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Professional Guidelines:</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">HSE Legionnaires Disease Guide for Employers</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">HTM 04-01 (The Control of <em>Legionella</em>, Hygiene, ‘Safe’ Hot Water, Cold Water and Drinking Water Systems)</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">ALCOP L8 (The Control of <i>Legionella</i> Bacteria in Water Systems)</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 </p> <p><br /><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"></span></p>
  • Dental
    <p><img src="http://watertestingsupplies.co.uk/img/cms/dentist-top.jpg" align="right" width="400" height="209" alt="dentist-top.jpg" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Dental chairs have a water line unit that is used for the irrigation and cooling process when drilling etc. Whilst the majority of practices have a disinfection procedure in place this can be defeated by biofilm, resulting in high bacteria numbers building up in the dental water lines.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">These high bacteria numbers can cause significant health risks such as occupational asthma and can contribute to the risk of Legionnaires Disease by providing a safe harbour for the <i>Legionella</i> bacteria. Dental water lines have been attributed to outbreaks of <i>Legionella</i> in the past and as the water line produces an aerosol in use there is the presence of a significant risk.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">As such it is sensible to routinely test dental water lines to ensure they remain clean and contamination free. </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Law:</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;"><li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (2002)</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Health and Safety at Work Act 1974</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12</p> </li> </ul><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Professional Guidelines</span>:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;"><li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">HSE – Legionnaires Disease Guide for Employers</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">HTM 04-01 (The Control of Legionella, Hygiene, ‘Safe’ Hot Water, Cold Water and Drinking Water Systems)</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">HTM 01-05 (Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices)</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">ACOP L8 (The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems)</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009</p> </li> </ul>
  • Education
    <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><img src="https://watertestingsupplies.co.uk/img/cms/SCHOOLS.jpg" align="right" alt="" width="404" height="211" /></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Nursery Schools, Schools, Colleges and Universities are either older buildings which have had many alterations to the water system over the years or modern buildings with new and complex water systems.  </span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">The managers have a legal and ethical obligation to ensure that a robust <i>Legionella </i>Management Plan is in place to protect the staff and young people who use these buildings.</span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Other than the hot and cold water systems there are often showers and sprinkler systems which bring there own risk. </span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Water used for drinking and food preparation needs to of a safe quality whether it is from taps or water fountains so regular testing is advised.</span></p>
  • Events Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Food Industry
  • Gp/Healthcare
    <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><img src="https://watertestingsupplies.co.uk/img/cms/GP-TOP.jpg" align="right" alt="" width="416" height="218" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Doctors Surgeries and Health Centres are located in all types for buildings from purpose built new builds to converted houses. Both carry their own risks as the purpose built may have a more complex water system, whereas the converted building may use the existing water system with alterations made which may result in dead legs.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">One thing both have in common is the people who visit who will fall into the high risk category for having an increased susceptibility of contracting Legionnaires Disease. It is therefore essential that an effective <i>Legionella</i> Management plan is in place which includes an up to date risk assessment, the temperature monitoring of outlets and accurate record keeping. </p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Water sampling can be carried out to confirm efficacy of the management plan.</p> <p><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Law:</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;color:#0000ff;"><span style="font-weight:bold;"></span></span><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">·</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li>Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (2002)</li> </ul><p></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li>Health and Safety at Work Act 1974</li> </ul><p></p> <ul><li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12</p> </li> </ul><p></p> <p><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#0000ff;font-size:11px;font-weight:bold;">Professional Guidelines</span>:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><span style="font-weight:bold;"></span></span><span style="color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">·</span></p> <ul style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">HSE – Legionnaires Disease Guide for Employers</p> </li> </ul><p></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li>HTM 04-01 (The Control of Legionella, Hygiene, ‘Safe’ Hot Water, Cold Water and Drinking Water Systems)</li> </ul><p></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li>ACOP L8 (The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems)</li> </ul><p></p> <ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;"><li>Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009</li> </ul>
  • Hotels/Leisure
    <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">Hotels and leisure facilities very often have large water systems including showers for the use by clients using the facilities. They also often have water tanks to deal with peak demand on showers.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;">As such they pose a significant risk of <em>Legionella</em> proliferation and a rigorous management regime should be implemented. This should include a <em>Legionella</em> risk assessment and routine testing and recording of water temperatures. Specific <em>Legionella</em> sampling can form a useful tool in ensuring this management regime is effective.</p>
  • Residential Property
    <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Whilst there are no regulations relating to residential property it is in the owners interest to ensure that drinking water is safe and fit for drinking and that the water system is free from other potential pathogens such as <i>Legionella</i>.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;">Our range of test kits and cleaning kits allow home owners to keep their water system in a hygienic state.</p>
  • Rentals
    <p><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Landlords have a </span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">legal responsibility</span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;"> to ensure that the property that is being rented is safe for habitation. This responsibility extends to the water system and landlords should ensure that water is both suitable for drinking and also free from potentially fatal Legionella bacteria.</span><br style="color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;" /><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">It is therefore sensible to perform routine microbiological sampling of water system prior to occupation by a new tenant to show this duty of care and prove to the tenant that on receipt of the property the water system was clean and safe.</span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">This also applies to people who own and rent out holiday homes and accommodation.</span><br style="color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;" /><br style="color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;" /><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Health and Safety at Work Act 1974</span><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">Control of Substanses Hazardous to Health Regulation (1994)</span><br style="color:#666666;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:12px;" /><span style="font-size:12px;color:#636363;font-family:Arial;">ALCOP L8 (The control Of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems)</span></p>
  • Water treatment

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