The last sample collection dates for 2019 will be Friday 20th December for Legionella and Microbiological sample analysis.
HBE are pleased to announce that we have achieved Gold ConstructionLine status for our Legionella, Asbestos and Fire Services.
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.
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.
In May 2016 the Department of Health released new Guidance for Safe Water in Healthcare documentation, Health Technical Memorandum HTM04-01.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]