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19 11, 2019

Last sample collection dates for 2019

2019-11-19T13:16:42+00:00November 19th, 2019|Education, HBE, Health, Hospitality, Housing Associations, Manufacturing & Industry, Nursing & Care Homes, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on Last sample collection dates for 2019

The last sample collection dates for 2019 will be Friday 20th December for Legionella and Microbiological sample analysis.

24 07, 2018

HBE achieve gold ConstructionLine status

2018-07-24T16:33:39+01:00July 24th, 2018|Construction, Education, Facilities & Property Management, HBE, Health, Health & Safety, Hospitality, Housing Associations, Manufacturing & Industry, Nursing & Care Homes, Pharmaceutical, Public Sector, Water|Comments Off on HBE achieve gold ConstructionLine status

HBE are pleased to announce that we have achieved Gold ConstructionLine status for our Legionella, Asbestos and Fire Services.

20 06, 2018

Care Home provider fined £3m for Legionella failings

2018-07-19T09:55:30+01:00June 20th, 2018|Health, Nursing & Care Homes, Water|Comments Off on Care Home provider fined £3m for Legionella failings

A well-known care home provider has been fined £3m following the death of a resident at an Essex nursing home after he contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

4 10, 2016

Care Home chain resident dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

2016-10-05T08:14:19+01:00October 4th, 2016|Nursing & Care Homes, Training, Water|Comments Off on Care Home chain resident dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

An inquest has heard that both process & training requirements were ignored at the Essex care home of a well known chain before the death of a resident from Legionnaires' disease.

8 06, 2016

How does the new HTM04-01 healthcare guidance affect you?

2016-12-06T23:29:13+00:00June 8th, 2016|Health, Nursing & Care Homes, Water|Comments Off on How does the new HTM04-01 healthcare guidance affect you?

In May 2016 the Department of Health released new Guidance for Safe Water in Healthcare documentation, Health Technical Memorandum HTM04-01.

13 08, 2015

Council run Care Home to be prosecuted for Legionella failings

2016-12-06T23:29:15+00:00August 13th, 2015|Nursing & Care Homes, Water|Comments Off on Council run Care Home to be prosecuted for Legionella failings

After an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is reported that Reading Borough Council will be prosecuted after a 95-year-old man died from Legionnaires’ disease in a council-run care home. The council is to be prosecuted by the HSE following a coroner’s ruling that the resident died of Legionella pneumonia, after being [...]

2 03, 2015

Care Home fined for Fire Risk Breach

2015-10-10T14:45:42+01:00March 2nd, 2015|Fire, Nursing & Care Homes|Comments Off on Care Home fined for Fire Risk Breach

One of the UK’s biggest care home providers has been ordered to pay £170,622 for contravening fire safety laws following a fire in which a resident died. The Care Home pleaded guilty to two offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Woolwich Crown Court. This case followed a conviction of another care [...]

23 10, 2014

Care Homes urged to address the legionella risks

2015-10-09T17:29:49+01:00October 23rd, 2014|Health, Nursing & Care Homes, Water|Comments Off on Care Homes urged to address the legionella risks

Care homes need to reassess their control strategies for Legionella bacteria to ensure residents are protected from the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ Disease. This is the clear message from the Health and Safety Executive, who have released the second edition of the HSG220 Health and Safety in Care Homes document, which includes chapters on the control [...]

21 08, 2014

NHS trust fined for Asbestos failings

2015-10-09T15:01:16+01:00August 21st, 2014|Asbestos, Health, Nursing & Care Homes|Comments Off on NHS trust fined for Asbestos failings

An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire. Between April 2000 and December 2011, the estates team at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust was maintaining buildings at Watford General Hospital, Hemel Hempstead [...]

20 05, 2014

Award Winning Filter Membranes launched at IHEEM

2015-10-08T22:04:09+01:00May 20th, 2014|Health, Nursing & Care Homes, Water|Comments Off on Award Winning Filter Membranes launched at IHEEM

HBE is proud to announce the launch of their range of Award Winning Aqua free  Membrane Filters at  the IHEEM Northern Ireland Conference at Slieve Donnard on May 21 & 22nd. The IHEEM Conference is a well attended event in the Northern Ireland Healthcare Estates schedule. Adrian Byrne, managing director at HBE said "This is [...]

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