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BSI Release New British Standard for Water Safety Planning

BSI has released a new British Standard for Water Safety Planning; BS 8680:2020.   The standard can be purchased here: https://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail?pid=000000000030364472  This standard may be of specific use to LCA members who work with or develop water safety plans and general use for all interested in a holistic approach to water safety. The LCA supports the launch of this new British Standard and the launch Webinar in July.  Please

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ESGLI Guidance Sheets

14th April 2020 The European Study Group for Legionella Infections - ESGLI, has drafted some excellent specific guidance for managing legionella in specific settings.  These are aimed at building operators in three sectors: Hospitals, Nursing/Care homes and other buildings. ESGLI Guidance for m

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Advice for LCA Members Taking Legionella Samples

26th March 2020 The LCA hosted a conference call on the 25/03/20 for legionella testing laboratories, both LCA members and non-members, to discuss common issues and share good practice during the COVID-19 outbreak.  A number of important issues emerged that LCA members and laboratory users should be aware of: • The laboratories are currently all open and processing samples as normal • Laboratories are committed to reporting everything they receive  • Laboratory staff should be considered key workers as they are part of the supply chai

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LCA Full Memberships awarded November 2019 to February 2020

The LCA would like to congratulate and welcome the following organisations who have recently been signed off successfully as Full LCA members: Pristine Water Treatment Services David G Cluett & Son Amalgamated Facilities Management Limited M.S.B. Hygiene Ltd Liquitherm Technologies Group Ltd

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LCA MEMBER MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

TAKEN FROM LCA NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019 Within the legionella control market there are many instances where companies are acquired or merge for commercial reasons. Where this occurs and one or both of the companies are LCA Members, the management procedures by which the company operates in compliance with the LCA Code of Conduct and Service Delivery Standards are likely to be changed.This situation has been identified as a potentially foreseeable risk of a lapse in quality of delivery for the LCA Member due to a period of change and adjus

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