PHE- Monthly Legionella Report- July

The department of Public Health England have released their monthly legionella report for July 2019. We plan on releasing and sharing them all month by month via this blog so follow along with our social media to stay updated. As you can see from the charts taken form the document bellow, the number of confirmed cases is higher on average …

Legionella Traces Found in Leeds Care Home

In an article by Daniel Sheridan for the Yorkshire Evening Post it has been found that traces of legionella has been seen in water samples from a care home in Leeds. Leeds Council have assured residents and family members that both staff and people staying in the care home aren’t at risk of legionella disease. However, bosses at Donisthorpe Hall …

‘Critical’ legionella risk found in Barrow shops

A recent article posted by BBC News explains how their was a ‘Critical’ risk level of legionella trace found in the Barrow Borough, Cumbria. The article states how risk assessments were carried out on 19 premises leased by the Barrow Borough Council. Experts from a water treatment firm found no premises had the “highest” level of concern for legionella, according …

How Domestic Items Could Effect Your Standard of Living

In a recent article by the Mirror author Ann Stenhouse investigates and explains how simple household items could effect your health and wellbeing at home. Scientists have released a study revealing bath toys that squirt water could be harbouring bugs that can cause eye, ear and stomach infections – including Legionella and drug-resistant superbugs that can cause death. Ann begins …

CIPHE Urges Vigilance Over Increased Legionella Cases

With cases of Legionnaires’ disease on the rise, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is urging installers to be vigilant when it comes to potential sources of legionella bacteria. Falling prices of luxury items such as hot tubs and spa baths, coupled with warm temperatures, has created a perfect opportunity for legionella and other water associated problems, …

Dublin School Forced to Shut Following the Discovery of Legionella Bacteria

The Tyrrelstown school within Dublin Ireland was forced to close in October 2019 following the identification of Legionella bacteria within a water sample. The school have been advised to remain closed until the water systems within the effected location are free from the bacteria. Following the school closure the school now faces substantial  disruption via negative public and media coverage, …

Confirmed Legionella Case in One of Londons Most Famous Apartment Blocks

Dolphin Square is a 10 storey apartment building situated in Pimlico  and was recently associated with a case of Legionnaire Disease. To date, it has been reported only one elderly person has contracted Legionnaires Disease within their apartment according to Public Health England. Following numerous investigating water samples it is understood that traces of the deadly bacteria may have been …

Ludlow Legionnaires’ disease death confirmed by inquest

Elaine Esther Brown, 69, unfortunately contracted the fatal infection (Legionnaires Disease) at the Feathers Hotel where she stayed with her husband Graham on July 30, 2017. Mrs Brown unfortunately passed away shortly after the visit on August 26 at Royal Liverpool University Hospital from a stroke contributed to by legionella pneumonia. Prior to Mrs Brown’s visits to the hotel, the …

We Did it! BSI Certificate

We are extremely proud to now operate a quality management system strictly in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This also captures the in house quality system for all services covered as part of our Legionella compliance services.

We’re Off Racing!

Black Sheep Compliance are extremely proud to sponsor the local road racing team (Sowerby Brothers CRT). With the increasing popularity of cycling throughout the world we were provided with the opportunity to sponsor this up and coming cycling team. Look out for the riders this year as they participate in the local town centre races!