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Revised Legionella ACOP Published

November 29, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published revised information on managing and controlling Legionella bacteria in water systems.

HSE Publishes Revised Workplace Regulations ACOP

November 22, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a revised and updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP), to make it easier for employers, building owners, landlords and managing agents to comply with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations.

Latest Update: The Use of Copper Ionisation in Legionella Control

November 20, 2013

The debate over the use of elemental copper for Legionella control in water treatment systems has recently intensified. From 1st February 2013, the marketing and use of elemental copper as a biocide was no longer allowed, under the Biocidal Products Directive and the national Biocidal Products Regulations 2001. The European Commission (EC) came to this decision, because no manufacturer took sufficient action to support the biocidal use of elemental copper during the review period.