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Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks   LINK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK   LINK

Attitudes to tap water in public

A recent YouGov study for Keep Britain Tidy found that a large portion of the population aren’t aware of our rights around the availability of water out of the house. Our bodies require a regular intake of water to survive and function, and Water UK therefore believes that an extension to the availability of tap… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease cases up to 60 in Europe: Linked to Dubai travel

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease among European travelers returning from Dubai. As the source has not yet been identified, there could still be a risk for exposure to Legionella for persons visiting or living in Dubai.   READ MORE

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Legionella: whole-genome sequencing the way of the future

NEW Australian research has highlighted the potential of using whole-genome sequencing when detecting and treating outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionella is ubiquitous in freshwater distribution systems such as plumbing and water cooling towers. Infection to humans is from inhalation of contaminated water aerosols and manifests itself into pneumonia, particularly in vulnerable and immunosuppressed patients.  … Read more »

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS: IBBS 17 in Manchester, UK

IBBS 17 – the 17th Triennial International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium is being held in Manchester, UK from 5th – 8th September 2017. The theme is “Preservation & Protection of Materials”  and there will be sessions on: Antiadhesive Surfaces Antimicrobial Surfaces Biocides Biocorrosion Biodegradation Biofilms and Biofilm Control Strategies Bioremediation Constructional Materials, Including Paints Cultural… Read more »

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Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit www.cistermiser.co.uk or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.