Welcome to the Ames Group Blog! My name's Alan Read, and here I'll be posting tips and advice on pest control, and keeping you updated on anything and everything in the world of pests and legionella.

Share:   15,000 businesses contacted as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak The Public health service in Auckland, New Zealand is continuing to release information following 15 cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Auckland.  Earlier this month (April 2012) health officials claimed they were confident that ‘shock dosing’ of 300 building would help to curb the disease outbreak. … Continue reading “Auckland Public Health Service Concerned By Number Of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases”

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Share:   Hotel Legionella Risk Assessments Hotels are home to large and often high risk water systems, with aerosols being created at every shower, high amounts of stored water and long pipework runs. We have vast experience of working with some of the country’s largest hotel chains to provide thorough risk assessment of their systems and excellent … Continue reading “Legionella Risk Assessments For Hotels”

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Share:   Aerosols Created In Water Systems Present Highest Risk For Legionella Bacteria Water systems which create and disseminate breathable water droplets or aerosol present the highest risk of contracting Legionellosis. The degree of risk is affected by general cleanliness of shower heads, water temperature control and design flaws such as dead legs or long runs of … Continue reading “Aerosols In Water Systems Create Highest Risk For Legionella Bacteria”

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Share:   Legionella Risk Assessment At Large Retailer The following observations relate to a legionella risk assessment carried out some time ago in the UK, at a large retail store. Upon first inspection it appeared that it would contain a compliant water system with a Water Regulations compliant system. I talked with the building services manager over … Continue reading “Legionella Risk Assessment At Large Retailer”

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Share:   Case Study & Preventative Lessons : Toronto Legionnaires’ Disease Care Home Outbreak 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 … Continue reading “Case Study: Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at long-term care home | AMES Legionella Control Services”

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Share:   Up to 8000 students at risk of legionella bacteria 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 … Continue reading “Legionella Risk To 8000 students, says University of Twente, Holland”

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Share:   Hospital in UK Found To Have Some Failings In Legionella Control Policies 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. … Continue reading “Hospital in UK Found To Have Some Failings In Legionella Control Policies”

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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?”

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Share:   Edinburgh Legionella Outbreak Kills A Man Leaving 80 Ill Or Suspected To Be Affected A man in his 50s has been killed by a Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh.  The man, Robert Air worked on a local construction site.  At least 80 are confirmed or suspected to be affected by the bug. Health service officers are … Continue reading “Edinburgh Legionella Outbreak Kills A Man Leaving up to 80 Ill”

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