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Take responsibility and carry out a Legionella risk assessment

As an employer it is your job to ensure that you provide shower heada safe working environment. After all, the wellbeing of your employees and the general public is in your hands when they are situated on, or near, your work site. Therefore there is a vast array of different assessments and safety precautions …

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HSE serves a further two Improvement Notices on Edinburgh cooling tower

On 11 June 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served two Improvement Notices at a second Edinburgh company as part of its ongoing Legionella investigation.

The Improvement Notices served on Macfarlan Smith Ltd., Wheatfield Road, Gorgie, Edinburgh require thorough cleaning of one of …

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HSE serves Improvement Notice on Edinburgh cooling tower

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today served an Improvement Notice on an Edinburgh company for alleged failures to adequately control the risk of legionella in a cooling tower.

The Improvement Notice served on North British Distillery Company Ltd. refers to one cooling tower at Whea…

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Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Glasgow

The Daily Record reports that one man has died and two other people have been taken ill with Legionnaires' disease.

The Greater Glasgow's Public Protection Unit met with Health Protection Scotland, Environmental Health and the Health and Safety Executive to investigate whether or not there is a comm…

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IOSH Guidance: Legionella in hot and cold water systems

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) are running a three-part series on Legionella, the latest installment looks at control methods and risk assessments of Legionella in water systems.

Read the IOSH article Good Practice: Legionella in hot and cold water systems.

It is also wort…

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HSE Notice - Control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems

This notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to remind duty holders of the requirement to identify and assess sources of risk for legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems, and take steps to prevent or control the risk by putting adequate controls in place and maintain and monit…

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