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Category: Legionnaires’ Disease

Water Management Society two-day conference – Birmingham, 28-29 June 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

This informative stakeholder event will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines. There will be up-to-date information on current and new government guidance and an opportunity to meet with speakers.

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The control of legionella in dry/wet cooling systems

Thursday, January 28, 2016

In recent years there has been increasing use of dry/wet cooling systems. This new webpage will help dutyholders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to comply with their legal duties and gives practical guidance on how to assess and control the risks.

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Council sentenced after legionella death at care home

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has been fined following the death of a pensioner who died from exposure to legionella.

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Coatings firm in court for legionella failings

Friday, August 28, 2015

An international engineering firm, which refurbishes turbine blades, has been fined for failing to manage the risk to public and employees to potentially fatal legionella bacteria. 

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Company fined for safety failings leading to risk of Legionella

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A steel coating company has been fined for failing to manage the risks from legionella bacteria at two cooling towers over a period of five years. 

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Hospital trust fined for legionella control failings

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been fined£50,000 for failing to control legionella.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, identify and assess sources of risk, prevent or control risks and ensure sustained compliance.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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Dudley company fined for failing to manage dangerous bacteria

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Stourbridge dry cleaning company has been fined after its failure to properly manage and monitor Legionella bacteria put workers and members of the public at risk.

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Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Legionnaires’ disease: The hidden killer in water systems – Harrogate, 26 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

This ‘Free’ event is primarily aimed at SME’s such as hotels, guest houses, caravan parks, care providers, residential and nursing homes, leisure facilities, schools etc. but will be of interest to any business where there is a reasonably foreseeable legionella risk from your water systems.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013

As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and prevention at any of the HSE and Legionella Control Association (LCA) stakeholder events taking place during February, March and April 2014.

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Legionnaires’ disease – Technical guidance

Monday, November 25, 2013

This technical guidance is for dutyholders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties.

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Legionnaires’ disease – The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (revised)

Monday, November 25, 2013

This fourth edition contains revisions to simplify and clarify the text and is aimed at dutyholders, including employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties in relation to legionella.

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Practical advice on controlling legionella bacteria in water systems

Monday, November 25, 2013

Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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