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August 17, 2017: Greencap Limited: Legionella and Warm Water Delivery Systems

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Legionella has been detected in a warm water system in an acute health care facility - The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. The outbreak has been linked to the hydrotherapy pool and has since been temporarily closed and disinfected.

Legionella Risks

It is not the first time Legionella has been detected in a water delivery system. Legionella is an organism that occurs naturally in the environment and is found in very low concentrations in the potable water supply. Under the right conditions, Legionella bacteria are able to multiply and pose significant risks to the health of exposed individuals.

The risk of Legionella growth increases in water delivery systems that store water at temperatures between 30degC and 60degC. Susceptible individuals may contract Legionnaires' disease if they are exposed to small water droplets containing the bacteria, like those produced by showers.

Legislation to Manage Warm Water Delivery Systems:

Like Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems do have legislative requirements to manage the risk of Legionella infection.

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Division 2-Legionella risks in certain premises, lists premises which should have procedures in place to appropriately manage Legionella risks.

Such premises include:

aged care (as defined in the Aged Care Act 1997 (Com)) health services (as defined in the PHWA) health service establishments (as defined in the Health Services Act 1988) registered funded agencies (as defined in the Health Services Act 1988) correctional services (as defined in the Corrections Act 1986) commercial vehicle washes.

Managing the Risks of Legionella

In order to comply with Regulations and reduce the risk of Legionella in Warm Water Systems, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services recommends that a Legionella Risk Management Plan be developed for Warm Water Delivery Systems.

An assessment of other water delivery systems should also be conducted to identify any systems that store water at temperatures between 30degC and 60degC combined with producing respirable sized droplets to which people might be exposed. A risk assessment should then be conducted on those systems.

For more information, or to discuss Legionella and risk management, contact Daniel Salzmann at daniel.salzmann@greencap.com.au

INDEX

SECTION 1 GREENCAP LIMITED PROFILE

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 1 GREENCAP LIMITED PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

Greencap Limited provides professional consulting services, and advice in relation to a range of risk management services primarily in Australia and Southeast Asia. It operates through Property & WHS, Environmental, and Corporate segments. The companys risk management services include workplace health and safety, property risk management, business continuity management, sustainability, environmental, asbestos and hazardous materials risk management, contaminated sites management, and fire safety and engineering services, as well as training, testing, and Web based risk management solutions. It serves business and government entities in the education, property, resources, industrial, manufacturing, retail, and services sectors. The company is based in Kew East, Australia. As of November 29, 2013, Greencap Limited operates as a subsidiary of Wesfarmers Industrial And Safety Pty Ltd.

1.2 SUMMARY

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Website: http://www.greencap.com.au

Industry: Miscellaneous Commercial Servi

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

July 11: Greencap Partners Excel at the 2017 Master Builders Awards

On the 30th of June, the 2017 Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards was held in the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The event showcased the very best of residential and commercial building with categories spanning from design and construction to sustainability and safety.

Among the nominations were projects that Greencap is presently involved in for partners and clients. We are proud to work alongside industry-leading businesses whose efforts are recognised in the Work Health & Safety space.

Greencap had involvement in the following projects that won their categories:

Work Health & Safety (Project Displaying Technical Difficulty) - Manteena Commercial & Brema Group | Currong Apartments Demolition, Braddon ACT Work Health & Safety (Civil) - Woden Contractors | Majura Link Road Construction Stage 2, Majura ACT Work Health & Safety (Residential) - Shaw Building Group | Demolition of Mr. Fluffy Houses ACT For a full list of 2017 Excellence in Building Awards winners, visit the Master Builders Association website

Source: Company Website

July 03: Greencap Limited; Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 - Summary of Changes

On 18th of June, the new Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 came into effect, replacing the 2007 regulations. This guide details the key changes to Part 3 of the regulations.

Source: Company Website

June 20: Greencap Limited: Victoria's new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 now in effect

On 18th of June, the new Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 came into effect, replacing the 2007 regulations. The Minister for Finance, Robin Scott MP, has approved the release of eight proposed compliance codes that are aligned with the new regulations which were open for public comment from May 1st to June 9th 2017.

The compliance codes provide duty holders with practical guidance on how to comply with their legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and the new OHS Regulations 2017.

Source: Company Website

May 30: Greencap Limited: Wesfarmers Leadership Appointments

Wesfarmers today announced three senior executive appointments as part of the Group's leadership transition next financial year.

Wesfarmers Deputy Chief Executive Officer and incoming Managing Director Rob Scott said he was pleased to be able to confirm the important leadership roles in advance of succeeding Richard Goyder as Managing Director in November 2017.

At a Group level, Anthony Gianotti will be the next Wesfarmers Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Finance Director Terry Bowen, who will step down later this year after nearly nine years in the role and 12 years on the Wesfarmers leadership team.

Mr. Gianotti will become the Group's Deputy CFO, effective 1 July 2017. He is currently Deputy Managing Director and Finance Director of the Wesfarmers Industrials division.

Mr. Scott said Mr. Gianotti had shown himself to be an outstanding executive in key senior roles across the Group, including as Finance Director and Managing Director of the Insurance division before its divestment in 2015. In August 2015, Mr. Gianotti was appointed Finance Director of the new Wesfarmers Industrials division, which brought together the Group's three industrial businesses: Resources; Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers; and Industrial and Safety.

"Anthony will bring extensive experience in senior financial and commercial roles across the Wesfarmers Group, is deeply invested in Wesfarmers' values and focus on sustainable shareholder returns, and has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership in business improvement," Mr. Scott said.

Mr. Goyder and Mr. Scott paid tribute to Mr. Bowen's contribution to Wesfarmers over more than 20 years with the Group, including as Finance Director of Landmark, Managing Director of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, and Finance Director of Coles in the period immediately after it was acquired by Wesfarmers in 2007.

"Terry has been pivotal to Wesfarmers' growth and success over the past two decades, and is a trusted and brilliant colleague who is rightly considered to be one of the most outstanding senior executives in this country," Mr. Goyder said.

Mr. Bowen said it had been an honour and a privilege to be part of the Wesfarmers Board and executive team and to work closely with so many talented people over the years.

"We've nurtured great depth of talent in the Group and our balance sheet is in great shape, which positions the Group well for the future," Mr. Bowen said.

May 11: Greencap Limited : Black Lung: 'it has buggered my life' ' finds Senate Committee Fifth Interim Report

Off the back of a re-emergence of Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, a Senate Committee was established to determine why CWP has re-emerged and what early intervention principals can be put in place to reduce this risk associated with this disease.

After almost 30 years without a reported case, the period between May 2015 and April 2016 has seen eight (8) reported cases (as reported by Senate Committee report and CFMEU report up to fifteen (15) cases since 2015). It is also important to note that previously this disease was thought to be limited to underground coal miners, however there has now been one (1) reported case in a surface (aboveground) miner in Queensland.

Source: Company Website

April 07: Greencap Limited : Last chance to submit a project for consideration for the 2017 Jena Dyco Restoration Industry Awards

Entries are open to all businesses within the restoration industry that have used an innovative approach or technique to resolve a restoration project in the area of water damage, fire damage, mould or other specialised restoration.

Projects will be judged on demonstration of innovation of work processes and will be awarded at the black tie Gala Awards evening held across from the Pullman Convention Centre at The Park.

Click here to apply now or likewise Click here for more general information on the conference.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2017

August 17: Greencap Limited: Legionella and Warm Water Delivery Systems

Legionella has been detected in a warm water system in an acute health care facility - The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. The outbreak has been linked to the hydrotherapy pool and has since been temporarily closed and disinfected.

Legionella Risks

It is not the first time Legionella has been detected in a water delivery system. Legionella is an organism that occurs naturally in the environment and is found in very low concentrations in the potable water supply. Under the right conditions, Legionella bacteria are able to multiply and pose significant risks to the health of exposed individuals.

The risk of Legionella growth increases in water delivery systems that store water at temperatures between 30degC and 60degC. Susceptible individuals may contract Legionnaires' disease if they are exposed to small water droplets containing the bacteria, like those produced by showers.

Legislation to Manage Warm Water Delivery Systems:

Like Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems do have legislative requirements to manage the risk of Legionella infection.

The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 Division 2-Legionella risks in certain premises, lists premises which should have procedures in place to appropriately manage Legionella risks.

Such premises include:

aged care (as defined in the Aged Care Act 1997 (Com)) health services (as defined in the PHWA) health service establishments (as defined in the Health Services Act 1988) registered funded agencies (as defined in the Health Services Act 1988) correctional services (as defined in the Corrections Act 1986) commercial vehicle washes.

Managing the Risks of Legionella

In order to comply with Regulations and reduce the risk of Legionella in Warm Water Systems, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services recommends that a Legionella Risk Management Plan be developed for Warm Water Delivery Systems.

An assessment of other water delivery systems should also be conducted to identify any systems that store water at temperatures between 30degC and 60degC combined with producing respirable sized droplets to which people might be exposed.

August 10: Greencap Limited: Taking Action on Hidden Asbestos in Imported Goods

Illegally imported products containing asbestos impact the health and safety of Australian workers and the wider community.

Asbestos and other non-conforming building products continue to be imported illegally into Australia despite being banned in 2003. Part of the solution is a holistic approach to supply chain management.

Following on from our previous article on Illegally Imported Asbestos Playing Havoc on Construction Sites and for Property Owners and Managers, this issue continually arises across the country. Whilst there is greater awareness of this issue, the problem has not been fixed and these illegal products continue to find their way into Australian buildings and plant/equipment potentially exposing unassuming workers to deadly asbestos fibres.

A senate inquiry into non-conforming building products is currently underway. Earlier this year the Senate granted an extension to the committee to report by 31st August for the interim report and 31st October 2017 for the final report.

Steven Hains (Greencap National Practice Lead - Property) says "we are only just seeing the tip of the iceberg with this issue. Some high-profile cases have brought to light how widespread this issue is across the country, however further action is required to ensure we stop these materials from entering Australia, but also appropriately manage the ones that have slipped through the cracks".

Awareness of the risks associated with this are critical for any suppliers/companies who are importing products from overseas - in particular those countries that are still mining and exporting asbestos.

August 08: Greencap on Asbestos for MAX Magazine

Kevin White, Principal Consultant at Greencap has authored a feature piece in MIAL's MAX Magazine on asbestos in the maritime industry.

Asbestos Article MIAL MAX Magazine Excerpt from MAX Magazine:

"Complex supply chains can result in a disconnect arising between the required and delivered specification of installed components. Undertaking asbestos surveys in ships requires a different approach to that of buildings.

What is needed is a strong understanding of a vessels structure, its equipment and componentry, and the supporting supply chain.

Often vessel maintenance is performed overseas and sometimes breaches in supply specifications can slip by un-noticed.

This can cause severe financial risk to owners when asbestos containing products are later detected, resulting in costly delays in freight delivery and vessel charter costs'"

Click here to read the full article.

To speak with Greencap regarding Greencap's maritime services, contact Peter at peter.shipley@greencap.com.au

Source: Company Website

August 02: Greencap Limited: Grenfell Tragedy Raises Concerns Regarding Flammability Compliance

The recent tragic fire involving a high-rise residential tower in Grenfell, London has amplified concerns regarding the flammability compliance of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP), a product used primarily as an aesthetic lining or attachment to external wall systems.

Governments around Australia have moved quickly to identify the scale of the potential issue facing high rise properties within their jurisdictions. In NSW, a Cladding Taskforce convened by the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is in the process of issuing letters to all owners of properties that they, through an overarching analysis, have determined to be fitted with potentially non-compliant ACP facade assemblies.

Within this letter, the Taskforce makes the following recommendations to affected building owners:

Contact the building owner or manager to review all the design, construction and approval documents for the building to determine whether external wall cladding was installed on the building. If so, you should seek advice about the suitability of the type of material used and the method of installation; and

Ensure that the annual fire safety statement for the building is up to date and all fire safety maintenance measures have been addressed; and

Consider engaging a suitable professional to review and inspect the overall fire safety of the building, including the installation of any external wall cladding, and provide an assessment of any steps required to maintain or improve the building fire safety; and

Take action to make any recommended changes to the building.

Greencap's team of accredited fire safety engineers and fire safety consultants can assist property owners in implementing the Taskforce's recommendations.

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