How Much Is A Commercial Legionella Risk Assessment?

Legionella bacteria is one of the most dangerous and insidious threats to public health in today’s world. It is responsible for a number of serious illnesses, including Legionnaires’ disease, and can spread quickly through contaminated water systems. The only way to prevent outbreaks of this deadly pathogen is to conduct regular commercial Legionella risk assessments. […]

How Much Is A Residential Legionella Risk Assessment?

Water-borne illnesses, such as Legionnaires’ disease, pose a serious health risk for residential buildings. To protect residents from potential exposure to these diseases, many experts recommend conducting regular Legionella risk assessments. In this article, we will discuss the important role of Legionella risk assessments and provide an overview of the associated costs.  What Is A […]

How to take water samples for Legionella testing

If you are a landlord or a business owner, it is your responsibility to keep your tenants and employees safe. Although installing fire alarms and exit signs is a good start, you also need to consider water safety. Providing people with access to safe water within a building you are responsible for is essential.  Luckily, […]

What are the benefits of a water safety audit?

Owning a business is a difficult task, and with so much to think about, many business owners overlook the need to keep on top of their water systems. However, if you have employees that regularly use the water within your buildings, it is your responsibility to ensure they it is safe to use.  Luckily, there […]

How does temperature affect the growth of Legionella?

Have you ever been told to run your taps or leave your shower on for a couple of minutes before using it when you go to an AirBnB or return home after a holiday? Long periods of overuse can lead to accumulation of bacteria in your water pipes. By letting your faucets and showers run […]

How to control Legionella in hot and cold water systems

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease can be extremely dangerous, which is why it is essential to do everything that you can to ensure you have contaminant-free water. There are several remedial actions you can take to get rid of, and prevent, contaminated water.  Where are Legionella found? Legionella are originally found in lakes and rivers, […]

Do I need to PAT test new equipment?

Do I need to PAT test new equipment

There are several types of tests that you can perform on electronic devices such as computer monitors, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This testing procedure is essential to ensure that they meet certain standards before being released into the public domain. Portable appliance tests (PAT) are used to check the functionality of household appliances prior […]

Should I label my PAT test appliances once tested?

PAT test labels

When purchasing an appliance, it’s important to know whether or not it has passed government safety standards. In order to comply with these standards, manufacturers often conduct tests to ensure their products are safe. Manufacturers then mark their products as either “tested” or “not tested” in order to keep on top of whether or not […]

What is a portable appliance and what needs to be tested?

What is a portable appliance

If you’re a landlord or real estate agent, it is crucial to ensure that all the portable appliances on your rental property are safe. The best way to do this is through portable appliance testing or PAT testing. In this article, we explain everything you need to know about this subject.  What is a portable […]

What safety certificates do landlords need in Scotland?

Landlord electrical safety certificate Scotland

In order to be a landlord in Scotland, you must follow certain rules and meet certain criteria. To begin with, you will need to register with the local council. Next, you will have to report to the local authorities for a background check to ensure you are fit to rent a house.  If, during your […]

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