It was very sad, to read in the news, that someone has died, as a result of contracting Legionnaire’s Disease, in one of our local hotels. Legionnaire’s disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria that occur naturally in water systems. Normally the bacteria exist in small numbers and present no risk to health, but in certain conditions they can multiply quickly and cause a serious health risk. These conditions are when they water temperature is between 20 and 45 degrees celsius, the water is stored or recirculated , where there are nutrients in the water ( e.g. limescale and rust ) and where there are water droplets e.g. a shower. The Visit England Pink Book describes the risk and also what your responsibilities are. You’ll find everything you need to know here … See MoreSee Less
On my courses I cover the Equality Act of 2010. One of the many areas covered by the act is how we, as B&B owners, treat guests with disabilities.
One aspect of the Equality Act 2010 is, that as a B&B, you must
Bridget attended the Two Day Course in 2013. She has very kindly written an update on how she is getting on to share her experience with potential B&B owners. If you scroll through to the bottom, you'll also find some