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RO Capital Partners Backs AI Liquid Sensor Business

RO Capital Partners (ROCP), the RO Group’s venture capital arm, has led an investment round in AI and machine learning liquid sensor business InferSens alongside the Oxford Innovation Fund and Bruce Melizan, the former managaing director of  Interserve’s support services division.  ROCP’s contribution comprises £309,000 of the total £870,000 raised, which will be used as…

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Southern Health Water Safety Management Contract

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has re-awarded a contract for the provision of water hygiene services to Airmec Essential Services. Airmec works with healthcare companies to manage the risks of Legionella and Pseudomonas through regular water safety testing, and worked with the trust to manage and audit water compliance processes (including water safety risk assessments…

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Keeping Compliance on the Menu

30.07.2021, 12:06 Keeping Compliance on the Menu Jeremy Harrison, managing director of MSL Property Care Services, explains why the UK’s hospitality sector needs to pay attention to facility compliance following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. With the end of lockdown now a reality in the United Kingdom, those within the hospitality sector will be preparing…

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Sir Trevor McDonalds Opens New LFS Headquarters

04.06.2021, 15:51 Sir Trevor McDonalds Opens New LFS Headquarters Newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald OBE joined the Mayor of Lichfield, Councillor Robert Yardley and Mayoress Jayne Marks during the opening of a new HQ building for Legionella and Fire Safe Services in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The company, which provides legionella compliance and passive fire protection…

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DWFRS Fire Stations Contract

01.06.2021, 17:49 DWFRS Fire Stations Contract Churchill Environmental Services has won a three-year contract to provide water hygiene, Legionella management and reactive maintenance services at 50 fire stations operated by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS).   DWFRS, which was established in 2016, serves a population of 1.45 million residents in the local…

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Getting the UK Back on Track

13.05.2021, 00:28 Getting the UK Back on Track With rail operators preparing for an increase in passenger footfall as the UK eases out of its third national lockdown, SOCOTEC provides timely guidance for operators of ‘mothballed’ rolling stock and station facilities.   Legionella and water management  One key area that rail operators must take into…

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Facilitating Rapid Responses to Legionella

05.05.2021, 22:38 Facilitating Rapid Responses to Legionella BBI Solutions is claiming several world firsts with its new mobile Legionella test.   The rapid, on-site Hydrosense test has been launched at a critical time as many buildings such as offices, schools and commercial properties reopen in accordance with the easing of restrictions in several countries. Using…

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Derailing Legionnaires

21.04.2021, 13:22 Derailing Legionnaires Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK’s rail industry. From depots and on-board facilities to redundant outbuildings and old carriage wash systems, Legionella bacteria can grow in a range of locations within the rail industry. But who is responsible for managing the…

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Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method

16.03.2021, 21:53 Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method An independent study supports claims from IDEXX about the efficacy of its Legiolert solution for detecting Legionella pneumophila in non-potable water. Undertaken in the Netherlands by leading organisation in the field of water quality and water technology, WLN, the study compared Legiolert with Dutch national reference…

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UK Approval for Legionnaires’ Testing Culture

26.08.2020, 17:05 UK Approval for Legionnaires’ Testing Culture The Legiolert culture testing method for Legionella pneumophila developed by IDEXX Laboratories has been accepted by the UK’s Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA). Created to provide accurate analysis of samples from cooling towers, hot and cold water systems, spa pools and a variety of other water sources,…

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Why the Future of FM is Automation

27.07.2020, 18:09 Why the Future of FM is Automation Matthew Margetts, sales and marketing director with IoT asset monitoring solutions company Smarter Technologies, presents the case for smart(er) facilities management. According to the World Bank, nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. To cope with these increasing populations,…

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The Danger’s in the Pipework

17.06.2020, 01:06 The Danger’s in the Pipework Ireland’s largest independent security and facilities management company is warning companies emerging from Covid-19 to beware the threat of Legionnaires’ Disease. As Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality sector sets its sights on a July 3 reopening recently announced by the province’s governing Stormont Executive, Mercury Security & Facilities Management, which operates…

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C-19 Business Pledge

21.05.2020, 16:41 C-19 Business Pledge UK integrate services provider Axis Group has signed up to the C-19 Business Pledge to support closer collaboration between businesses and universities during the Covid-19 pandemic.    The brainchild of former UK Cabinet Minister, Justine Greening, and UK entrepreneur David Harris, the pledge commits its signatory organisations to helping overcome immediate challenges faced by employees, customers…

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Trialling the World’s First On-site Legionella DNA Test

09.05.2019, 19:22 Trialling the World’s First On-site Legionella DNA Test Landsec and Spartan Bioscience have unveiled plans to trial the first ever on-site Legionella DNA testing kit in the United Kingdom beginning this month. According to its manufacturer, the Spartan test provides accurate qPCR Legionella results within 45 minutes to enable building operators to take…

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IoT Water Monitoring

01.04.2019, 11:16 IoT Water Monitoring Cistermiser has launched a website for its LinkThru TMU temperature monitoring unit and water flow measurement solution for building engineers and facilities managers in the healthcare and education sectors.   Developed to help building owners comply with UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) technical guidance HSG274 for the control of…

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