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Date Added: 04/06/2021
Group: Software
By: G Thompson
Client Legionella training online on behalf of service providers

L8MS online training portal allows service providers to issue course credits, add and manage candidates for web browser Legionella awareness and responsible person courses targeted at end user staff.

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Discounts.

As a service provider we can offer you discounts on courses allowing you to offer on demand training to your clients.

Same training material used for accredited qualifications.

We strive to minimise bullet points, maximise graphics and present using water hygiene professionals.  

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An easy way to deliver staff refresher training.

When the company training matrix is looking a bit dusty our courses are an easy way to offer on demand learning to your staff and be able to evidence refresher training in Legionella in around 2 hours.

Date Added: 20/04/2021
Group: Software
By: Graham Thompson
BRS - Mobile Demo

L8MS BRS Mobile allows on-site collection of water system monitoring & inspection without issuing work sheets or record forms. For those dealing with large numbers of test or inspection points the reduction time setting up job sheets, printing and reporting visits can be very significant. All tasks in L8MS BRS can be allocated to a mobile worker/individual, these tasks can then be collected on any Android (v4.1+) or iOS (12.0+) device. A mobile worker can collect service visits (using WiFi or Mobile data connection) available offline once they have been downloaded. Site information offers gps co-ordinates to work with the devices map function, service visit start and finish times, specific tests and inspections required for each asset, photograph collection of issues with comments and signatures for both service provider and engineer.

A test specific job sheet for every site!
Each site download contains the exact tasks that require completing for example , a rolling temperature monitoring programme taking you to 1/12th of the total outlets each month but ensuring all are covered within the year. The control limits are also supplied so out of specification results are highlighted in red. This reduces errors and sometimes prompts the immediate correction of the fault where possible.

Keep it simple

Sticking to a small purpose built application that runs on Android and Ios devices has allowed many of our clients to provide engineers with a simple phone on contract with very limited addition running costs.

Every task held in L8MS BRS can be allocated to a responsible person, these tasks can then be grouped together and assigned to a specific user(s) for a particular date and time, also any additional information for the site can added to the visit including door codes. When a user logs on (using WiFi or Mobile 3G/4G/5G connections) they can see when and where they should be the site information gives them gps co-ordinates which can be used by the devices map function to work like a sat-nav. Along with having any contact details for when they get to the site and are having trouble accessing. The downloaded visits can be completion off-line (You seldom get good internet in basements) and sent back once you have reception.

For clients with large sites or large numbers of smaller sites the reduction in printing can be very significant.

Date Added: 01/03/2021
Group: Software
By: David Greaves
BRS Released

L8MS BRS (Building Record System) our new release of L8MS Manage water hygiene record system.BRS - Building Management Software

For the last 10 years our clients have clarified what they want from online record systems, combined with rapid technology improvements and data connectivity, it was time for a whole new version. 
What are the main features and benifits?
  • Web browser-based administration, provides easy access anywhere.
  • Fast asset uploading from Legionella risk assessment, allows rapid site set up.
  • Customisable dashboards, information important to you without searching.
  • Our popular 52-week task planner remains, minimises water hygiene agreement omissions.
  • folders with 3 levels site, site group and companywide, share 1 document across a portfolio.
  • New workforce service visit control for effective and efficient service control.
  • Saleable from a few assets to 1000s of premises, charged based on current usage.
  • Fail safe non-conformity tracking, focus on what is important. 
  • Assign monitoring tasks to BRS Mobile App (Android & IOS), Supply engineers’ site-specific legionella monitoring tasks.
  • Graphs trend a test for the last year to identify performance stability.

Building Record System - GraphsUsed by?

  • Water hygiene service providers.
  • Housing associations/councils
  • Universities.
  • Hospitals.
  • Factories.

Is it only for Legionella?

Building Record System - GraphsWith our expertise in Legionella and water hygiene the initial PPMs and tests are designed to make your site compliant with HSG274/HTM04-01. It is simple to add new routines and attach tests, so L8MS BRS can be customised to track many maintenance programs.

Date Added: 17/12/2019
Group: Legionella
By: Graham Thompson
Legionellosis reported to the National Surveillance Scheme for Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales

This graph showa data from Public Health England and summarises data from cases of Legionellosis reported to the National Surveillance Scheme for Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales with onset of symptoms in 2016, adding monthly report data for the last 3 years.

Graph Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales


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Date Added: 04/06/2017
Group: Legionella
By: Alan Greaves
Deadly Legionnaires bug is lurking in 1.5 million British homes

Article taken from The Daily Mail Online 04/06/2017 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/~/article-4569428/index.html 

Researchers warn killer disease is on the rise - and showers could be to blame

  • Households could be harbouring the potentially fatal legionella organism.
  • Bug causes legionnaire’s disease, can lead to pneumonia and organ failure.
  • Sufferers are infected when they inhale tiny airborne droplets of ridden water.

Showers in homes across Britain are contaminated with a deadly bug that kills dozens of people a year, Government experts warn.
Research reveals up to 1.5 million households in the UK could be harbouring the potentially fatal legionella organism. The bug causes legionnaire’s disease, which can lead to life-threatening pneumonia and organ failure.
 
Sufferers are infected when they inhale tiny airborne droplets of bacteria-ridden water.
The deadly disease is usually linked with large buildings – such as hotels and office blocks – with complex water systems where the bacteria can spread easily.
 
But scientists at Public Health England (PHE) have found that the killer organism is on the increase in domestic homes. Experts fear household showers may be to blame for hundreds of cases each year where the source of infection cannot be identified.
 
The bug thrives in stagnant water above 20C. Showers, taps and wash basins can become contaminated if they are not used for a few days. Even garden hosepipes can harbour the bug if they are left filled with cold water that heats up to the right temperature in the sun.
 
Legionnaire’s disease strikes about 500 people a year in England, killing around one in ten. A 2012 outbreak in Edinburgh resulted in four deaths and nearly 100 people being treated.

Infection rates are rising across the world as more people take showers rather than baths. The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says cases have hit record levels on the continent.
 
Initial symptoms include fever, loss of appetite and headache. But within ten days, sufferers can develop life-threatening pneumonia and kidney failure.
 
Survivors often have to take antibiotics for months to try to clear the bug from their systems.
 
PHE infection experts took samples from 99 showers in 82 properties in Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Salisbury. Water was extracted from shower heads left idle for a few hours and swabs were taken from bathroom pipes.

Legionnaire’s disease strikes about 500 people a year in England, killing around one in ten

The results, published in the International Journal Of Hygiene And Environmental Health, revealed that nearly a third of samples tested positive for legionella. Researchers said six per cent of properties had dangerously high levels of the bug – the equivalent to 1.5 million households in the UK.
Three samples included a virulent new strain of the bug not seen before in the UK.
The researchers warned: ‘This study is the first to investigate the prevalence of legionella in UK household showers. It shows they may be important reservoirs.’
They warned that electric showers – originally thought to be safer because they heat water directly from the mains rather than from a tank – are just as dangerous, with similar contamination rates.

Scientists urged the public to use showers as often as possible to prevent water stagnating, and to clean shower heads regularly.
Microbiologist Dr Tom Makin urged homeowners returning from holiday to ‘flush out’ showers for several minutes. He added: ‘Hold your breath, turn the shower on and leave the bathroom. And don’t go back in for a while as contaminated droplets can remain airborne for up to 30 minutes.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4569428/Deadly-Legionnaires-bug-lurking-1-5m-British-homes.html#ixzz4jF1nRHL7 
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