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Water safety is a must, not a luxury

Damning report on Yorkshire care home   An inspection of a care home in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, found that residents were at risk of Legionnaires’ disease due to serious issues with the water system. Legionnaires’ disease is a life threatening…

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Legionella is not a risk worth taking

Where there is a water system, there is risk Windsor barracks: Killer in the showers Hundreds of soldiers were found to be at risk of Legionnaires’ disease in July this year when Legionella was discovered in showers at a barracks of…

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Ever heard of Pseudomonas?

Introducing Pseudomonas infection…   When it comes to waterborne diseases, of course the risk of Legionnaires’ disease is high on the list of concerns. However, that is not the only risk that comes with water systems. Pseudomonas is another bacteria that…

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The people behind Water Compliance Solutions: Ann Hunt

People buy people and it is people that make Water Compliance Solutions so successful. That’s why we have been letting the world know a little more about the people behind the company. Ann Hunt is a vital part of the WCS…

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Jo Malone

The people behind Water Compliance Solutions: Jo Malone

Meet Jo Malone: Making our business tick   Everybody knows that the admin staff within most businesses are the people who really run the show. Meet Jo Malone, an Administration Assistant at WCS! Not only is she super sharp with…

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Stoke-on-Trent firm JTF fined £1m for Legionnaires’ deaths

Legionella in a hot tub   The hot tub sales firm, JTF, was fined £1m in July this year following the deaths of two men from Legionnaires’ disease. Twenty others were also taken ill with the disease. The outbreak was caused…

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A killer in our midst: Legionella death from a gardening hose!

People commonly link Legionella to large buildings   We often report on the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from large cooling towers and the water systems of public buildings such as hospitals, schools and hotels. While Legionella bacteria is often present harmlessly in…

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Legionella case studies: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

A patient “may have acquired” Legionnaires’ disease at hospital   A patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital may have become infected with Legionnaires’ disease while attending the hospital’s dialysis unit. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the patient “may have acquired”…

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The people behind Water Compliance Solutions: Nick Swatkins

Meet Nick Swatkins: dealing with the threat of Legionella   Water compliance and water safety are serious concerns. As a front line member of the WCS team, Nick Swatkins carries a lot of responsibility. He assesses water systems and needs…

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The people behind Water Compliance Solutions: Jason Lee

Jason’s a very important member of our team, working closely with the MD to ensure the company is working effectively and efficiently so we can deliver the best possible service to our clients. He is also a team player outside…

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