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Legionella Bacteria Found in Stafford Hospital Water Supply

Legionella bacteria found in Stafford hospital water supply. Action has been taken after legionella bacteria was found in water supplies at a hospital in Stafford. Read the full article here

Churches install hands-free Holy Water dispensers in bid to stop spread of Covid-19

Parishioners at St Francis Xavier Carfin, at Carfin Grotto, and The Sacred Heart Church in Bellshill, are now able to bless themselves thanks to a generous parishioner’s ingenious idea. Read the full article here

Contributing to the national response

Despite having to suspend our usual services during the initial stages of lockdown, our occupational health and hygiene teams were kept very busy supporting both HSE’s and wider Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our scientists and technical experts have been supporting HSE’s recently formed PPE Unit by providing their specialist knowledge of personal protective equipment… Read more »

Legionella bacteria found in Hinchingbrooke Hospital water system

A bacteria with the potential to cause the life-threatening Legionaires’ disease has been found in the water supply at an NHS hospital. Read the full article here

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation

Ensure the safety of your occupants and building water system and devices. Read the full article here

PWTAG Spa and Hot Tub Technical Note 47

PWTAG Technical Note 47 Spa and hot tub technical operation after Covid-19 shutdown This guidance is specifically for spa pools and hot tubs run either in a commercial or business setting. It is likely that spa pools and hot tubs will have been shut since the early weeks of Covid-19. Opening them up for use… Read more »

PALACE BUG TESTS Buckingham Palace is being tested for deadly Legionnaires’ disease after being left empty in lockdown

BUCKINGHAM Palace is being tested for deadly Legionnaires’ disease. Read the full article here

Checking the Validity of CE Marked PPE

In a recent article UKAS provided guidance on how to check that a certificate apparently provided by an accredited certification body was in fact valid. This was in response to an increase in reported fake certificates claiming certification against management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001, and in particular, during… Read more »

Don’t fall victim to hot tub hell

As eBay reports hot tub orders rose by 1,080% in April, and 276% year-on-year from 22 March to 6 June, a leading public health charity is warning of the dangers posed by contracting Legionnaires’ disease from hot tubs, spa baths and even garden hoses as the blazing summer heat continues. Read the full article here

Legionella found in water supply at Eastbourne campus

Legionella – a bacterial infection – has been found in water tanks at the Eastbourne campus of the University of Brighton. Read the full article here

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Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.