Fire Sprinkler Legislation

By | Water

Approved documents accompanying the Building Regulations in England and Wales make specific reference to the use of sprinklers (Regulations for Scotland and Northern Ireland differ slightly). For life safety, new residential blocks over 30m high must be fitted with sprinklers to meet Approved Document B standards. Similarly an uncompartmented area in a shop or self storage building over 2000 square…

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Negative legionella test results recorded at James Cook after ward closure

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A Teesside hospital says it has now received negative legionella test results, after the water supply on one of its wards was affected by the bacteria. But the affected ward at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, will remain closed, until further negative test results are confirmed. Patients at Teesside’s biggest hospital had to be moved from ward 33 to…

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Prohibition Notice served after outbreak of Legionnaires disease at Boldon site

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The Health and Safety Executive has served a Prohibition Notice on a South Tyneside company as part of an ongoing investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires disease. The Prohibition Notice stops the operation of four cooling towers at Faltec Ltd site in Boldon where four employees and a nearby resident have been infected by legionella bacteria. Sampling of the water…

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Families of legionnaires’ victims still waiting for answers

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THE families of three men who died of legionnaires’ disease are still waiting to find out if a company linked to the outbreak will face manslaughter charges. Victims Richard Griffin, of Westbury Park, 79-year-old William Hammersley, of Chesterton, and Harry Cadman, aged 71, of Stoke-on-Trent, all died after being struck down with the disease which was linked to Fenton discount…

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Primary school reopens to Year 5 and 6 pupils after legionella scare

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A primary school is to partially re-open today after the potentially harmful bacteria legionella was discovered in parts of its water supply, the Guardian Series reports. Nightingale Primary School in London was closed on Monday after inspectors at Redbridge council found legionella in two buildings. The airborne bacteria, commonly found in man-made water systems, is considered low-risk when managed properly but can cause Legionnaires’…

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Giles Green presents at WMSoc conference ‘What will L8 and HSG274 mean to you?’

By | Giles Green, Water

Giles Green, Zeta’s Technical Director, presented recently about Other Risk Systems in his role as chairman of the WMSoc Technical committee at their conference ‘What will L8 and HSG274 mean to you?’ [teaser img=”/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Giles-Green-WMSoc-conference.jpg” ][/teaser] Giles presentation very much emphasised the need for risk assessment driven processes, for legionella control and assessments, to become living documents that remain up to…

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