How to Manage Legionella in Schools

Share:   Legionella control is incredibly important for schools and it is a risk management process that must be carefully managed to ensure the health and safety of students. The consequences of not managing legionella in schools can be extremely serious, including significant health risks to students, staff, and members of the general public. Therefore, it is … Continue reading “How to Manage Legionella in Schools”

Is DIY Bird Control More Effective Than a Professional Service? 

Share:   As we’re now in the height of summer, many people are thinking about giving their garden a makeover, cafes are spreading onto the streets and beaches, and people are just generally happy to be outside! However, with summer comes a host of annoying pests and while wasps and bugs do cause aggravation, birds cause more of an issue. Whether you … Continue reading “Is DIY Bird Control More Effective Than a Professional Service? “

Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death 

Share:   The BBC reported that a £1,000-a-week care home was caught amidst a healthcare crisis when a resident contracted a case of Legionnaires disease which ultimately lead to his untimely passing. One of the UK’s leading healthcare bodies Bupa, has consequently been fined £3m from not carrying out adequate legionella risk control.   What is Legionella?  Legionella is a type of bacteria commonly found in water systems which can … Continue reading “Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death “

What is Rat-bite Fever? And How do you Cure it?

Share:   Is Rat-bite Fever Serious? The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines rat-bite fever as an infectious disease that can be caused by two different bacteria – Streptobacillary RBF, which is commonly found in North America, and spirillary RBF or sodoku which occurs mostly in Asia. People usually contract the disease from infected rodents, or consuming food … Continue reading “What is Rat-bite Fever? And How do you Cure it?”