With the weather improving as we finally feel like its summer, it’s worth thinking about the impact hot weather can have on water systems and temperature monitoring. Warm weather and hot summer holidays, quite naturally, see an increased use of many water applications. hot tubs, showers are in greater demand in the summer, swimming […]
A number of society’s demographics are more vulnerable to contracting Legionnaires’ disease than others, and those with a range of underlying health conditions are recognized as being very susceptible. And while observing other illnesses can lead to further clinical complications for those fighting legionella irrespective of age, it’s common knowledge among the medical profession […]
Is your legionella risk assessment out of date?
As with any place of business, directors, duty holders and facility managers in factories and warehouses have a duty of care to their employees and visitors. The Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) offers detailed advice on “identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and […]
Sadly, there has been another reported loss of life to Legionnaires disease in England Heartbroken Leeds partner’s tribute to ‘one-in-a-million soul mate’ Martin Bohanna, 44, after sudden death – Leeds Live (leeds-live.co.uk) In this article we review the rare but serious lung condition known as Legionnaires’ disease looking at its diagnosis, treatment and consider whether […]
On June 14th 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in west London, causing 72 deaths and more than 70 injuries. It is considered the deadliest fire in the UK since the Piper Alpha disaster in the North Sea and the worst UK residential fire since the second world […]
With a mini heatwave predicted across the UK next week, Hot tubs will be popular , we urge people to be aware of the dangers they can pose if not looked after correctly? During 2020/21 there was also a huge rise in hospitality venues, hotels and staycation resorts installing hot tubs in their outside areas. […]