Legionnaire’s Disease

Industry urged to learn from Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak

Following recent reports of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease at a plastics manufacturer’s facilities, Wilo is calling on stakeholders involved in plumbing, heating and building services to avoid making the same mistakes. The case, which took place in 2020 at the factory of a West Bromwich firm and saw five people contract the disease, has culminated […]

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Develop Training launches new introductory legionella course

Develop Training has released a new comprehensive course designed for learners who are new to dealing with Legionella risk assessments. The course, which focuses on Legionnaires’ disease, will provide delegates with sufficient knowledge to begin conducting the required risk assessments concerning Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease for water systems. The course, which has no pre-requisites to […]

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Rail workers threaten to strike over Legionella fears

Rail workers on Thameslink services are threatening to strike over fears of a Legionella outbreak. Rail Union RMT said that it has declared a dispute over a potentially lethal Legionella outbreak on Thameslink trains and is prepared to ballot for strike action if GTR and Siemens don’t take urgent action to resolve the crisis. To […]

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Why engineers should use Thermal Disinfection to ward off Legionnaires’ Disease

Gary Perry, Managing Director at Altecnic, explains why engineers should use Thermal Disinfection to ward off Legionnaires’ Disease: Since outbreaks in public facilities are the ones that grab the headlines, most people tend to associate Legionnaires’ disease with complex water and cooling systems, such as those commonly installed in hotels, swimming pools, whirlpool spas, hospitals, […]

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Legionella after lockdown: discuss the risks with Fernox

Head of Chemistry at Fernox, Richard Crisp, explains more about the risk of microbiological contamination in unused premises during lockdown, and crucially, how you can prevent it through effective water treatment. Watch on demand: Why you need to know about Legionella As a result of the current lockdown restrictions many premises are closed, which means […]

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