Legionnaire’s Disease

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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CIPHE urges government to understand concerns of heating and plumbing engineers

The plumbing and heating industry is set to face a wide array of challenges, as the UK enters a period of significant change. Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), outlines the key issues, and highlights the steps the government must take to secure a healthy future. The beginning […]

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Prevention is better than cure for Legionnaires’ disease and scalding

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), gave a talk at an international conference that covered Legionnaires’ disease and hot water scalding – two major health issues that can be prevented. Both of these topics are linked through water temperature and create a ‘Catch 22’ situation. Water heated and stored […]

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