FAQ's and Help Topics

When should i review my risk assessment?

 Risk Assessment Reviews It is the advice of the HSE that a Risk Assessment is an organic document and should be regularly reviewed to ensure its validity. You can do this yourself by checking that no major changes have been made to the dental practice and therefore recommendations...

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What to use and when to test ?

Our Easy to use Schematic shows the order and Frequency of testing required to maximise the Hygiene of your Dental Water systems. It should also be noted that all results need to be RECORDED and kept in a safe place. Certificates will be issued for Legionella Analysis performed. We sugg...

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Why Test?

Dental practices are obliged by law to comply with drinking water regulations and provide safe water for irrigation.   Routine documented testing demonstrates that the ‘good-housekeeping’ hygiene precautions in force to protect the integrity of the irrigation fluids used...

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What should I test?

The irrigation fluid emerging from the hand-pieces. The irrigation fluid emerging from the hand-pieces. Please note the size of the bottle sent should always be filled. For example  - For Legionella Testing you will receive a 1 Litre bottle  - therefore we need 1 Litre of sam...

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How often should I test?

A simple and inexpensive bacterial-presence test that can be easily performed on a weekly basis is by the use of ‘dip-slides’. Whilst these are not sensitive enough to check for drinking water quality they will give a rapid indication of any significant bacterial contamination....

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What bacteria should I have tests carried out for?

Legionella The Health & Safety Commission’s Control of Legionella bacteria in water systems – Approved Code of Practice and Guidance’ (L8) issued in 2001 states that ‘a reasonably foreseeable risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria exists in any system containi...

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