Case Study: Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at long-term care home | AMES Legionella Control Services

Share:   Never a week goes by without the local or national media reporting on something tragic or disastrous such as the outbreak of a house fire which results in tragedy.  However rarely do the media then follow up on the reasons and causes of such an event, which limits the resulting widespread public safety, awareness or … Continue reading “Case Study: Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at long-term care home | AMES Legionella Control Services”

Legionella Risk To 8000 students, says University of Twente, Holland

Share:   Up to 8000 students may have been exposed to legionella risk in Holland whilst taking part in a high profile annual relay race, the University of Twente has revealed.  The University organises the 185km relay race each year.  Since its origins in 1972 the race has grown from 600 enthusiastic participants to the 8000 who … Continue reading “Legionella Risk To 8000 students, says University of Twente, Holland”

Hospital in UK Found To Have Some Failings In Legionella Control Policies

Share:   A hospital here in the UK has been instructed to improve its policies in order to deter the development of legionella and Legionnaires’ disease.  The HSE were notified after a patient was believed to have contracted Legionnaires Disease whilst at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The case did not turn out to be connected to legionella.  However, … Continue reading “Hospital in UK Found To Have Some Failings In Legionella Control Policies”

What does the inside of the water storage tank look like in your workplace?

Share:   What does the inside of the water storage tank look like in your workplace? One thing businesses maintenance managers sometimes overlook is the regular checking of commercial water tanks or storage tanks.  If a regime has not been put in place which has resulted in the habitual checking of these tanks then it can get … Continue reading “What does the inside of the water storage tank look like in your workplace?”

Innovations in Legionella Monitoring Help To Protect Multiple Sites

Share:   Innovations in Legionella Monitoring Help To Protect Multiple Sites Innovative legionella intelligence monitoring can help keep your staff and visitors safe under legislative compliance and ACOP L8.  Legionella Black Box monitoring works in accordance with HSE legislation, exceeding your compliance. The Black box intelligence monitoring system reduces labour costs whilst giving real time information and … Continue reading “Innovations in Legionella Monitoring Help To Protect Multiple Sites”

Legionnaires’ Disease Patient In Stoke-on-Trent dies, 16 people infected in total | Legionella Risk Control UK

Share:   One of sixteen people affected by the recent Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire has died whilst in hospital.  A cause of death will now need to be confirmed by the coroner, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).  No details about the person who has dies have yet been released. The people … Continue reading “Legionnaires’ Disease Patient In Stoke-on-Trent dies, 16 people infected in total | Legionella Risk Control UK”

Illness Linked To Legionnaires Disease Shown To Have Originated From Famous Mansion

Share:   Despite statements to the contrary made by representatives of Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, an outbreak of illness, believed to be linked to a strain of Legionnaires’ disease, has been reported to have originated at the Playboy mansion. Following a conference held at the mansion earlier this year, it was alleged that the illness had been … Continue reading “Illness Linked To Legionnaires Disease Shown To Have Originated From Famous Mansion”