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Legionnaires’ disease annual report for 2016

The 2016 annual report on Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in England and Wales residents has been published by Public Health England, describing the epidemiological features of microbiologically-confirmed cases (who experienced onset of symptoms during that year).   LINK

WMS Event – Cradle to Grave presentation – WMSoc Factsheets – Elise Maynard

You can now view the WMSoc Factsheets presentation by Elise Maynard from the recent WMSoc Cradle to Grave event in London.   CLICK HERE to view the presentation (PDF – 1.7mb)

Take part in this survey: ‘Current Water Management in London’

You are invited to take part in a water management questionnaire.   Take part in the survey here: LINK

Measurement chip detects Legionella

Measurement chip detects Legionella – rapid test speeds up detection in case of a Legionella pneumophila outbreak   LINK

PhD candidates required with interest in controlling acquisition of healthcare associated infections from the environment

PhD candidates required with interest in controlling acquisition of healthcare associated infections from the environment.   The project will focus on reducing colonisation of sanitary plumbing systems in clinical areas using novel antimicrobial surfaces. Working with engineers, clinicians and microbiologists, this project has great potential for real impact.   LINK

ASHRAE – Proposed Revision of Guideline 12-2000, Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems is out for Second Public Review

45-Day Public Review Period from February 16, 2018 to April 2, 2018:   ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000R, Proposed Revision of Guideline 12-2000, Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems (Second Full Public Review)   Closing 2nd April. Significant changes to Draft 1 in the on-going Water Treatment section.   LINK

Legionella sample size reporting requirements

Legionella sample size reporting requirements Dr Jennifer Newton, Express Micro Science Laboratory test reports must comply with ISO 17025 requirements for reporting results. These requirements include having a unique identifier (the lab number), citing the receipt and test date, providing a unique description of the sample submitted and in the case of water testing the… Read more »

UKAS accredited laboratory test reports

UKAS ACCREDITED LABORATORY TEST REPORTS Many users of laboratory services look for the UKAS symbol on a test report to give them confidence in the accuracy and impartiality of results. But what is the meaning behind this symbol and what should those commissioning accredited testing services expect to find on a UKAS accredited test report?… Read more »

Should healthcare planning be accredited as a standalone profession?

Could any interested individuals involved in the planning, procurement and construction of healthcare facilities, assist an MSc student in Planning Buildings for Health at London South Bank University, by completing the following electronic questionnaire.   Please click this link to participate: https://goo.gl/forms/ht2ZDnTY8awXgn742 The information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and their… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales: 2016 – Official Statistics

Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales with onset of symptoms during 2016.   LINK

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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.

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.