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LCA Management Committee Changes

Howard Barnes and Bill Thomas have stepped down from the LCA Management Committee making way for new committee members. Howard has spent 42 years in water treatment and has enjoyed an international career with one of the larger LCA member companies. Howard is retiring from Nalco Water, but he mentions ‘there is life in the old dog yet!!!’ Bill has spent more than 30 years in water treatment and legionella control including founding and managing an international independent consultancy, ISHEM. Bill is reducing outside commitments to concentrate on other interests

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Ongoing Review of the LCA

The LCA requires our Members to review their own procedures at least once per year with an internal review. Within the LCA, the standards Subcommittee of the LCA Management Committee undertakes a similar process to ensure we meet the needs of today and are in line with current best practice. The Sub-committee meets monthly to review all LCA published documents and standards on a rolling basis. Any areas of LCA Code of Conduct, Standards for Service Delivery or guidance documents you feel needs to be updated or amended – please let us know via the contact us section of our webs

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Coroners Report Comments from Death in Care Home

A Jury concluded earlier this year that a Man who died in a relatively newly constructed Fordingbridge care home died from Legionella pneumonia.

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UKAS Statement on Detection and enumeration of Legionella in water ; reporting under accreditation

First issued by UKAS 28 November 2017 The United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) have released a statement on their requirements for UKAS ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in relation to the testing and reporting of Legionella volumes.

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HSE Cooling Tower Intervention Programme RR1118

The LCA would like to draw attention to the recent Health & Safety Executive Cooling Tower Intervention programme that took place between 1stApril 2013 and 31stAugust 2014. The HSE inspections found 33% of sites inspected had material breaches including 12 Prohibition Notices served. The full rep

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