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EXTRA INCENTIVE PAYMENT FOR FUNDED WATER TREATMENT & LEGIONELLA CONTROL APPRENTICESHIPS

5th July 2021 As indicated in the recent LCA Newsletter the Funded Water Treatment & Legionella Control Apprenticeships are commencing in September 2021. In addition to the funding for apprentice training there is extra funding available to employers as follows: Hiring a new apprentice payment You will receive £3,000 for all new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. They must have an apprenticeship start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 November 2021. You must 

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2021 Code of Conduct and Calibration Guidance Published

The 2021 LCA Code of Conduct for Members has been published today in the Members’ area of the LCA website ready for it to start to be used from the 1st of July 2021.  Members are encouraged to read this revised code as soon as possible and start to plan any changes that may be needed for their management procedures and statement of compliance.  The LCA webinars on the changes to the code, service delivery standards and other documents are available on the Media page of the LCA website. Requirement 3.4

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Factors to Consider When Interpreting and Reporting Positive Legionella results

March 2021 The LCA requires its Members to have in place management procedures and appropriately competent staff, that give them the capability of responding appropriately to positive legionella results.  Positive legionella results following sampling are one area where it’s possible to misinterpret the meaning and end up with what could at best be inappropriate expense and at worst, a dangerous situation and risk to life.   Sample Planning Interpretation of results starts with a suitable sample plan.  If inappropriate samp

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LCA COVID Update Press Release

14th January 2021 Ongoing work During COVID-19  As of January 2021 the majority of the country has returned to a strict lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Some workplaces that had reopened have now closed again and many of the empty building challenges for legionella control seen since March 2020 are ongoing.   The LCA has published several guidance documents for our Members regarding their legionella control work under these challenging circumstances.  This guidance is still available and may still

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Estates and Facilities Alert - RWC TMV3 audit failure

Issued: 08 December 2020 Summary NSF has informed NHSE and I that the RWC 15mm Easifit tee type valve has failed some of the audit performance tests from HTM 04-01-part A:The failures identified during audit testing (changing water supply pressure and stability at reduced flowrate) in that there are two instances where the mixed water temperature is recorded as being 3.4°C above the maximum permitted value for shower outlets with the test value recorded as being 45.4°C.  

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