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31 08, 2017

Legionella water sampling and testing

By | 2017-08-31T09:40:34+00:00 augustus 31st, 2017|Categories: Legionella control|0 Comments

Water quality must be tested to assess efficacy of the water treatment system and general system cleanliness. This is the only way to proof a safe drinking water installation. Sampling and testing must be carried out for the presence of bacteria, both general (aerobic) bacterial species and Legionella bacteria. Depending on the water treatment method,

31 08, 2017

Legionella control methods

By | 2017-08-31T09:39:50+00:00 augustus 31st, 2017|Categories: Legionella control|0 Comments

Temperature It is recommended that hot water should be stored at >60 °C and distributed so that, after one minute of running, a temperature of at least 50 °C is attainable at outlets. Cold Water storage and distribution should be at 20 °C or below. In the UAE keeping the cold water below 20 °C

31 08, 2017

Legionella maintenance

By | 2017-08-31T09:37:02+00:00 augustus 31st, 2017|Categories: Legionella control|0 Comments

Whatever choice is made in legionella prevention, taking care of drinking water installation and water treatment system will be needed. You shall develop maintenance programs to prevent the growth of legionella for equipment and facilities that use and store water. Drinking water installation Following items/equipment need to be included in the maintenance program: Potable Water

31 08, 2017

Legionella control general

By | 2017-08-31T09:35:43+00:00 augustus 31st, 2017|Categories: Legionella control|0 Comments

Legionella control is about getting 100% safe drinking water for your patients (hospitals), guests (hotels) or other type of clients (theme parks and swimming pools). There are a number of proven techniques for legionella prevention. Making the right choice, you will need to take a good look at the different issues. Maintenance, efficacy, costs (investment

29 08, 2017

General Legionella regulations

By | 2017-08-29T14:55:59+00:00 augustus 29th, 2017|Categories: Legionella regulations|0 Comments

Law & Regulations The owners, principal managers or person in charge of the premises should comply with their legal duties. Facilities that need to comply with the law and regulations are hotels, furnished apartments, commercial building, government building, theme park and labor accommodation. Hospitals, medical care and special care facilities need to give extra attention

29 08, 2017

Legionella Abu Dhabi

By | 2017-08-29T13:16:59+00:00 augustus 29th, 2017|Categories: Legionella regulations|0 Comments

Abu Dhabi Code of Practice: Prevention and control of legionnaires disease This Code of Practice (CoP) applies to all duty holders within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This CoP is designed to incorporate requirements set by UAE and Abu Dhabi regulatory authorities. If requirements of this document conflict with requirements set by another regulatory authority,

29 08, 2017

Legionella regulations Dubai

By | 2017-08-29T13:14:01+00:00 augustus 29th, 2017|Categories: Legionella regulations|0 Comments

Objectives of guidelines Dubai Municipality, as part of it’s mandate, is striving to attain the highest level of health 8. safety conditions within the public establishments to achieve it’s goals in protecting and promoting public health through disease control preventive measures. These guidelines are intended to minimize the risk of exposure to Legionella through safe operating, proper maintenance and scheduled

28 08, 2017

How do you get infected by Legionella?

By | 2017-09-12T14:08:16+00:00 augustus 28th, 2017|Categories: General Legionella|0 Comments

Infection with legionella bacteria occurs through the lungs and then only if infected water mist is being inhaled. For example, in showers, steam rooms, hot tubs, or by choking in contaminated water (see ‘verneveling’). Most people who become infected with Legionella will not get sick. Only a small proportion of people who become infected will

28 08, 2017

What is legionella disease?

By | 2017-09-12T14:06:35+00:00 augustus 28th, 2017|Categories: General Legionella|0 Comments

Legionella disease or legionellosis is a infectious disease that affects the lungs and respiratory tracts, caused by legionella pneumophila. Legionnaires Disease is a form of pneumonia. The disease is in various gradations, from light to heavy or even fatal. The risk of death is 5 to 25 percent. The incubation period, the time between infection

28 08, 2017

What is Legionella?

By | 2017-09-12T14:06:08+00:00 augustus 28th, 2017|Categories: General Legionella|0 Comments

Legionella is a bacteria, which is a member of the family Legionellaceae. Legionella acquired its name after an outbreak in the US in 1976. Then it was an unknown mystery disease which caused many sickened and deaths. In 1977 this bacteria was named legionella. Legionella bacteria The bacteria which causes the disease, is Legionella Pneumophila.