Severn questions with Samad Abbaas from Aqualytix

As the month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims worldwide eagerly anticipate the celebration of Eid. We've had the pleasure of catching up with Samad to learn about what he's been up to during the month of Ramadan, and he's planning on celebrating Eid with his family. 

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Closed Recirculating Water Systems: Monitoring the health of your system by sampling

Welcome back to our series on closed recirculating water systems. Last time out we looked at the maintenance required to keep closed systems healthy and working efficiently which included the addition of speciality chemicals such as corrosion and scale inhibitors. We finished on the point that where using these chemicals it is essential to maintain a specific ‘reserve’ or concentration of these products within the water system and to monitor this requires samples to be taken, but how many, where from and at what frequency? When considering the testing can on-site analysis be sufficient or do the samples require analysis in a laboratory setting?

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Legionella Control In Healthcare Facilities: Aqualytix takes care of the care sector

Legionella Control In Healthcare Facilities

The Aqualytix team, experts in water treatment and Legionella control, often work in healthcare settings. Legionella control in healthcare facility environments require our people to follow procedures not typically encountered in other sectors.

Razvan Radu, Business Development Manager at Aqualytix, says: “It’s an honour to work with organisations who care for those who are unwell and require medical support.

“The way we care for healthcare staff, patients, and visitors is by controlling the risk of Legionella bacteria developing in their water systems.

“But to do that, we must adapt our working practices to follow special policies designed to protect everyone onsite.”

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Closed Recirculating Water Systems: A Deep Dive into Closed Water System Management and Treatment Strategies

Greetings everyone, welcome back to our ongoing series where we explore the best practices for managing closed recirculating water systems. In our previous discussion, we delved into the potential issues that can arise when proper care is not taken with closed systems. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the various treatment options available for maintaining and even improving the health of these systems.

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Severn Questions With Robbie King From Aqualytix

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.

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Aqualytix Celebrates A Year Of Success Under It’s New Brand!

Twelve months ago, Severn Trent Services Water Hygiene rebranded as Aqualytix to better reflect the long-term direction of the business.

‘Aqua’ represents expertise in water treatment and Legionella control – plus roots in the water industry. ‘Lytix’ represents harnessing data to transform the customer experience.

One year on, the business has gone from strength to strength – generating record profits – and has since acquired water treatment consultancy MA Solutions. The Aqualytix business makes a critical contribution to the success of the Severn Trent Services family of businesses, part of Severn Trent Plc.

Neil Tod, managing director of Aqualytix, reflects on the success of the last 12 months and shares his ambitions for 2024.

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Legionella Risk Assessment: When And How Often Should My Risk Assessment Be Reviewed?

How Often Should My Legionella Risk Assessment Be Reviewed?

Continuing on our Legionella Risk Assessment series. Last time we took a ‘deep dive’ into the competence which should be expected of a risk assessor as well as proportionality in assessing large portfolios of similar building stock. In this article we will be taking a look at the guidance around completing Legionella risk assessment reviews. In our experience it’s not uncommon for ‘end users’ to ask the question- When should I review an existing Legionella risk assessment? Its not uncommon to hear very different opinions on this matter but fortunately there are a number of excellent information sources which can be consulted on when a risk assessment should be reviewed.

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Legionella Risk Assessment: Agreeing The Scope & Demonstrating Independence

Why an understanding of the BS8580:2019 Standard is vital to ensuring a compliant Legionella Risk

A compliant Legionella control scheme must be based on a compliant risk assessment, but what does that really mean? What do you need to do to comply with the British standard?

Many Legionella service providers claim that their risk assessments are conducted and produced in line with the British standard for Legionella risk assessments, BS8580-1: 2019, but what does that really mean? What do you need to do to comply with the British standard?

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Legionella: A Guide To A Clean and Disinfection – The Disinfection

Legionella Management: What is a Clean and Disinfection?

 

The cleaning and disinfection of hot and cold-water storage vessels and down services is a common remedial action in systems which show evidence of contamination or colonisation with Legionella bacteria. But, do you know what constitutes a ‘good’ clean and disinfection of a Hot and Cold-water system? Is it compliant with the appropriate standards? How and when should verification of the disinfection’s effectiveness be completed?

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