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Safe water for all

This year the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has even more to cheer about on World Plumbing Day, with the launch of its latest publication, the Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella.

Developed to provide guidance to those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of plumbing systems, the guide covers the requirements necessary for providing ’safe water’ by minimising Legionella, preventing scalding and understanding the associated duty of care.

The comprehensive guide covers:

  • Legionella
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • The control of Legionella and Pseudomonas in water systems
  • Safe water use temperatures
  • Other scalding risks
  • Design & good practice
  • Design and installation principles
  • Sensible precautions
  • Maintaining a clean and safe system
  • Legal matters


Dedicated to the memory of Jim Walley, the guide has been published by the Institute’s Safe Water Group and produced by Tony Malkin, Stan Tildsley and Jim Walley himself, with additional information from David Harper.

Kevin Wellman, CEO said, “The Institute is committed to raising industry standards and promoting safe plumbing in the UK. We are indebted to all the contributors to have provided this important insight into the dangers and hazards often caused by bad plumbing or insufficient maintenance of plumbing sustems. With the very ethos of World Plumbing Day about promoting the importance of safe plumbing to public health, it was deemed as the perfect day to launch the new Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella.”

Priced, inclusive of UK p&p at £20 for members and £35 for non-members, the Safe Water Guide: Scald Prevention and Legionella can be ordered by contacting 01708 472791 or emailing