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Date Added: 01/03/2021
Group: Software
By: David Greaves
BRS Released

L8MS BRS (Building Record System) our new release of L8MS Manage water hygiene record system.BRS - Building Management Software

For the last 10 years our clients have clarified what they want from online record systems, combined with rapid technology improvements and data connectivity, it was time for a whole new version. 
What are the main features and benifits?
  • Web browser-based administration, provides easy access anywhere.
  • Fast asset uploading from Legionella risk assessment, allows rapid site set up.
  • Customisable dashboards, information important to you without searching.
  • Our popular 52-week task planner remains, minimises water hygiene agreement omissions.
  • folders with 3 levels site, site group and companywide, share 1 document across a portfolio.
  • New workforce service visit control for effective and efficient service control.
  • Saleable from a few assets to 1000s of premises, charged based on current usage.
  • Fail safe non-conformity tracking, focus on what is important. 
  • Assign monitoring tasks to BRS Mobile App (Android & IOS), Supply engineers’ site-specific legionella monitoring tasks.
  • Graphs trend a test for the last year to identify performance stability.

Building Record System - GraphsUsed by?

  • Water hygiene service providers.
  • Housing associations/councils
  • Universities.
  • Hospitals.
  • Factories.

Is it only for Legionella?

Building Record System - GraphsWith our expertise in Legionella and water hygiene the initial PPMs and tests are designed to make your site compliant with HSG274/HTM04-01. It is simple to add new routines and attach tests, so L8MS BRS can be customised to track many maintenance programs.

Date Added: 03/08/2016
Group: Software
By: David Greaves
L8MS Risk Assessment version Upgrade - August 2016

L8MS Risk Assessment Logo Following requests to use our web risk assessment software on different screen sizes and types of devices we have undergone a revamp of the user interface.  The new fluid layout will resize so you should be able to use L8MS risk on any mobile, tablet or desktop device. As much as possible we have retained the same feel and method of operation, so getting accustomed is as easy as possible.

Some additional Features:

  • Open screen; Instead of going through long lists (especially for those using our residential landlord assessment) to open the Client / Site, there is now a filter on the top of the form.  Type in the whole phrase, a single word or just a few letters and the list beneath will only show results matching those criteria.

  • Multiple survey upload; in the previous version (still available in the drop down menu as legacy) you had to upload each individual survey sheet, check it, then save it to the system.  Now you can select multiple survey files and they will upload in one go saving you time.  It is now also easy to open the survey's afterward to check and make small corrections without re-uploading the surveys.

  • Multiple photo upload; similar to survey uploads the photo's section now has the ability to upload multiple files in one go.  If the image files have been named correctly the files will upload with the filename already filled out (If you try to load more than about 3.5MB in one go the upload will fail, hit the back button and choose a few less files).

  • Descriptive text; on sections that use standard text, like the executive summary and control scheme, you are able to format the text better including colour and multi-level bullets points. This will allow you to highlight anything which requires immediate attention.

  • Printing your assessment; PDF or Word selection options have been merged to an ‘action’ button. (Many users have not discovered the list of available report formats is not fixed, you can build your own company reports using and ordering sections from the L8MS list).

We hope you like the aesthetic and functional changes, which have been based on feedback, please keep it coming.

Date Added: 01/08/2016
Group: Software
By: David Greaves
L8MS Online Training - New Software release

L8MS Online training LogoL8MS Online Training
L8MS specialise in offering bespoke on-site training courses and accredited qualifications, however sometimes geographical or time constraints make online training a very useful option. L8MS – Online training is derived from our on-site courses put into an easy to use web platform, that can deliver the content at any time to suit your demands. The courses are well tested and developed by Water Hygiene and legionella control experts not web designers or a media company.

How do I book training?

Email us with your training objectives and the number of delegates and we will suggest the best course fit.

What are the costs of L8MS Training?
On-site training days can cost from £500 a group to £500 per head excluding the additional costs of travel and accommodation for your delegates. Access to an online training module such as a ‘Legionella Control for Responsible Persons’ course starts at £60 and discounts are available for large numbers of attendees.

Training is available for:

  •  Competent Persons (Responsible persons)
  •  Building owners / operators (Duty holders)
  •  Property managers
  •  Persons with allocated Legionella tasks
  •  Estates mangers
  •  Anyone seeking an introduction to Legionella management

Training Videos
Each module has a series of powerpoint like videos to explain the topic and the spoken text is also presented. L8MS try to use images and concepts to cover legionella control and do not simply present the paragraphs from HSE ACoPs and Guidance.

View Example 'Temperature conditions required for Legionellabacteria to multiply.'

Most courses have extensive multiple choice questions covering each module which need to be answered in order to print a certificate of completion.

L8MS Online offer each user the ability to reset all answers. A course can then be retaken, allowing a new certificate to be raised demonstrating ‘refresher’ training, without additional charge.

Date Added: 19/06/2012
Group: Software
By: Graham Thompson
L8MS Risk - Legionella Assessment export to Microsoft Word Upgrade

L8MS Risk – Define your Legionella risk assessment report order and export it to Microsoft® Word

The two most common requests we have had are: -

1) Can we change the order of your Legionella risk assessment report?

2) Can we export your Legionella risk assessment report to Microsoft® Word?

L8MS are pleased to announce that we have upgraded the website application to allow both of these facilities. There were a couple of unexpected benefits as well: -
  • The visual quality of the Word reports is superior.
  • The Word reports produce blistering quickly compared to the PDF route.
  • The files are impressively small compared to the PDF documents.
And last but by no means least: -
  • Careful use of standard Word Heading1, Heading2 allows you to insert an
    automatic table of contents with page numbers and hyperlinked pages.

See the L8MS Legionella Risk Assessment to Microsoft® Word Tutorial here

For adding a TOC (Table of Contents) see the Microsoft® Word guide here

We suspect you will like it!

Date Added: 08/09/2011
Group: Software
By: Graham Thompson
L8MS Risk Assessment - UPDATES - BS 8580

fjkgsdhBS 8580:2010 Water quality – Risk assessments for Legionella control  (Link)

has resulted in L8MS making a few changes to the product.

Summary of changes:
  • We have added the ability to store an assessor CV as a PDF in the section that was solely for drawings.

  • We have added the ability to store additional supporting ocumentation as PDF documents in the section that was solely for drawings.

  • The scope of the assessment should be added to the ‘assessment information’ section. We have made a sample scope available to all users. Achievement of the proposed scope should be confirmed in the ‘Executive summary – Management’ section, again standard templates have been added.

  • The executive summary now has the ability to hold standard paragraphs for Site description, system description and management. Samples have been supplied. Use of standard paragraphs has been minimal possible due to a lack of information on how they work. A new tutorial has been added. **

  • The executive summary ‘generate’ function now orders your recommendations by priority and under a single survey heading which should speed up editing. **

  • The ability to add your own standard answers and recommendations to our spread sheets has been added. A new tutorial has been added. **

** Changes made to improve the product and not as a result of BS8580 release.
For the full PDF document click here