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Remote Monitoring Guidance from the Water Management Society

May 2024 The Water Management Society (WMSoc) recently published the second part of its guidance on remote monitoring of water systems. The free to download document is titled Guidance for End Users on Remote Temperature Monitoring Systems - Part Two Interpretation and management of data. It provides some much needed guidance to end users on the what the data means, a

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LCA Audits, Current Findings and Timelines

March 2024 LCA membership includes the requirement to have an annual external audit by one of our occupationally competent assessors. The LCA have evolved our auditing documents over the last few years and now look in more depth and detail at our Member’s work.  The audit questions break down the Member’s process and procedure (their plan) and the output evidence (following their plan) into a series of questions.   There is more detail than before and as a result we have seen Members with more non-conformances to the Code of Conduct an

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HSE’s HSG274 Part 1 The Control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems

26 March 2024 There is a new edition to part one (only) of HSE’s HSG274 The Control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems. (Second Edition. March 2024).  You can read the new edition as published on the HSE website here.

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Composite Samples – Something that should never happen

A composite or bulk sample is where water from more than one asset is added to a bottle and submitted to the laboratory for testing. Since the 2020 service standards updates the LCA has stated that these samples should NEVER be taken.  The details on composite samples can be found in Information Box 3 of the Legionella Sampling and Testing Service Delivery Standard:

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LCA Expectations of Members - Internal Audit & Statement of Compliance

January 2024 When an LCA member is due for a Company Audit by an LCA Assessor, LCA Admin will contact their designated LCA contact, three months in advance of the audit. LCA Admin will request the current version of the member’s Statement of Compliance and Internal Audit.  A requirement of being an LCA member is to have in place a management system compliant with the LCA Code of Conduct and that includes maintaining these documents.  Most of our members simply send the required documents to us by return; a small minority are falling short of the

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