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Legionella management plan receives award recognition

03 October 2017

Brunel University London has received an award for the second consecutive year for the quality of its legionella management processes.

The task of controlling bacteria within water systems are one of the FM sector's major areas of focus and the cause of significant problems when water-borne pathogens are identified as the cause of disease.

Brunel University said its legionella management was the result of "decades of hard work and expertise" in the announcement posted on its website.

Director of estates David Bannister said: "The task of controlling water quality for 13,000 water outlets on the campus is a huge and complicated challenge that is managed by the chief engineer Bobbie Osborn and his team."

Mr Bannister said the winning of two awards shows the level of commitment by all involved to protect residents and visitors to Brunel University.

Further expertise within the university was referred to in the form of its Institute of Environment, Health and Societies Dr Edwin Routledge being named as a co-author on recent research on the legionella topic.

This recommended improvements to global guidelines aimed at minimising risks of contracting legionnaires' disease.

Brunel University won its award at the Indoor Air Quality & Water Safety 2017 conference, repeating its success from the 2016 event.

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