Legionnaire’s Disease

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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CIPHE dispels myth about the Legionnaires Testing Certificate

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), has been made aware that some landlords are being asked by letting agents and consultants to provide a ‘Legionnaires Testing Certificate’ for their properties. They are being told that this is a requirement of the revised L8 ACOP. However, this is not the case. Although it is […]

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New legionella laws for rental properties

There are new laws for landlords and letting agents to make sure their tenants are protected from legionella. Following an update to ACoP L8 (the legislation designed to stop the spread of Legionnaire’s Disease), landlords and letting agents are required by law to carry out a risk assessment on all hot and cold water systems to […]

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