Nursing & Care Homes

HSE – A guide for employers Legionnaires’ disease

HSE Legionnaires’ disease – A guide for employers This short and simple guide is written to help you, as an employer, understand the health risks associated with legionella. It explains in general terms how tocontrol those risks. You should consult the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria …

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Health and safety in care homes

Health and safety in care homes This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It is normally contracted by inhaling tiny, airborne droplets containing viable …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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HBE at Healthcare Environment & Infrastructure Conference

HBE are delighted to confirm that they are speaking at the Healthcare, Environment and Infrastructure Conference at the RDS Dublin on 8th May 2014. Healthcare, Environment and Infrastructure (HEI) is an established and respected conference and exhibition format for key decision makers within the HSE and related healthcare sectors. HEI Dublin 2014 is free to …

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