Robbie King is a Compliance Technician at Aqualytix, who’s swapped his lab coat for his laptop to ensure Aqualytix and our customers reach and maintain water hygiene compliance. Recently, he’s been busy with an LCA audit. We ask him what it is and why it matters.
Competence Of A Legionella Risk Assessor And Proportionality
Last time we looked at agreeing the scope of the assessment and the independence of the risk assessor, next we will be reviewing the competence of the assessor which is a topic that is becoming more widely discussed. So, let’s start with a simple question – What experience and specialist knowledge should a Legionella risk assessor demonstrate? Well both BS8580-1:2019 and the LCA’s Risk Assessment standard for service delivery outline the expectations of knowledge and understanding required by risk assessors, these include but are not limited to:-
Nick Barsby is a man who needs no introduction. As the Chair of the Legionella Control Association, it’s Nick’s job to oversee the single most influential organisation in the industry. Nick has been in the role since 2021, having been Vice Chair since 2017 and has enjoyed every challenging moment of it. We caught up with him at a recent LCA event to learn more about what makes his role so exciting.
Legionella is a bacterial disease that causes severe pneumonia, especially in the elderly. Any building that regularly has visitors is at risk of hosting Legionella, and builders and contractors are responsible for maintaining this bacteria within acceptable limits. How do you know what your control standards are? The British Standards Institute has released an updated version of the standard it originally drew up in 1992: BS7592:2008; BS7592:2022
Let’s take a look at the some of the key updates to this standard surrounding sampling for the presence of legionella bacteria.Continue reading “BS7592:2022: A New Legionella Sampling Standard:”
With the launch of our new Legionella focused Training and Consultancy courses, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share a little more about our Head of Technical, Training and Compliance; Kris Rowland.Continue reading “Legionella Awareness Training: Meet Our Head of Technical, Training and Compliance”
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing has been an important part of the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Did you know that PCR analysis can also be used to identify legionella bacteria?Continue reading “What is PCR Testing for Legionella?”
At Severn Trent Water Hygiene, we are proud to say that we are a member of the Legionella Control Association, but what does this mean?Continue reading “Our Legionella Control Association Membership”