NI council fined for legionella failings
A local council and a contractor failed to manage the risks of legionella at a leisure centre in Northern Ireland.
In September 2011, Carrickfergus Borough Council contracted Patrick Buckler, trading as Water Management Services Ltd, to assess the risks associated with its water systems at the Carrickfergus Amphitheatre. Mr Buckler had no specific training in legionellosis, or health and safety.
Addendum to guidance for healthcare providers on managing Pseudomonas published
Further to the issuing of practical technical guidance ‘Water sources and potential Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination of taps and water systems – Advice for augmented care units’ in March 2012, an addendum to Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 is being published today.
Pseudomonas: Family welcomes police investigation into baby deaths
A couple whose son was the first baby to die during the pseudomonas outbreak have welcomed a police investigation into the circumstances of his death.
Stoke-on-Trent Legionnaires' deaths: Report calls for hot tub review
Rules on displaying hot tubs in shops and public places should be reviewed, according to a report into a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
Plumber in hospital with potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease
A plumber is in hospital with Legionnaires' disease after working on a disused building at a city college.