Legionella Record Keeping

Legionella Record Keeping: A Guide for Duty Holders

The UK's Health and Safety Executive publishes plenty of useful information concerning legionella record keeping involving the monitoring and maintenance of water systems such as hot tubs, cooling towers, and hot and cold water distribution systems within premises of many kinds. Understanding how legionella bacteria spreads, how this can be prevented (or at least controlled), and recording what control measures you’ve taken, when they were done, and the results of any tests or checks is vital if you are the duty holder, you are in control of premises, or you are the designated legionella responsible person. Learn more...

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Legionella regulations & duty holder responsibilities

Legionella Regulations & The Duty Holders Responsibilities, Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part article written to outline the UK’s legionella regulations and the responsibilities placed on the legionella duty holder, usually the employer or someone in control of premises. This article is intended to support and guide you through the assessment and management of risks associated with legionella bacteria in the workplace. In the first part, we focused on how to understand the risks legionella poses in water systems. We also highlighted where the bacteria can be present, and how to identify the risks it poses. Learn more...

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Legionella risk assessment checklist

Free Legionella Risk Assessment Checklist

Legionella Control Internationals legionella risk assessment checklist is designed to help the legionella responsible person audit the arrangements in place to control legionella in the water systems in their premises. The audit provides a very useful check on the responsible persons knowledge of the systems under their control. Additionally it also checks the knowledge of those who play a role in controlling the risks from the system, this can include water treatment contractors, external consultants and product suppliers. Learn more...

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Legionnaires Disease – Which Business Sectors Pose the Biggest Risk?

Legionnaires Disease – Which Business Sectors are more at Risk?

In the UK if you are a business owner, or you manage premises for someone else, you are required by law to assess that business or premises to see whether there is a risk of legionella contamination in your water systems… and your starting point for this would be a legionella or Legionnaires risk assessment. However, you might be surprised to learn that some businesses and industries have a greater risk than others when it comes to legionella and Legionnaires’ disease. Are you involved in any of them? Learn more...

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Controlling Legionella in Hot & Cold Water

Controlling Legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems

Legionella bacteria exists naturally in many water sources. However, numbers are small in nature, and the biggest danger to humans tends to come from hot and cold water systems, cooling towers and other water systems that are inadequately maintained or managed. Controlling legionella bacteria in hot and cold water, cooling towers and other water systems is essential if you are to ensure the safety of people in and around your workplace is protected. Learn more...

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Legionella Duty Holder Responsibilities

Legionella Duty Holder Responsibilities & Training

This is part one of a two-part article written to guide legionella duty holders (usually employers or people in control of premises) of their responsibilities in assessing and managing the risks connected with the presence of legionella bacteria in man-made water systems. The bacteria can cause several illnesses in humans, and these are all referred to collectively as legionellosis. Legionnaires’ disease is probably the most familiar (and most serious) of these to people, but other examples such as Pontiac fever also exist. Learn more...

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Managing legionella in water systems

Managing Legionella in Water Systems with ASHRAE 188-2015

Managing legionella in water systems and the risks posed by Legionnaires’ disease is a vital consideration when conducting water safety risk assessments in any environment. Fortunately, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides ample information and supportive advice concerning this type of risk management. But we can also learn something from the USA’s ASHRAE 188-2015 – a voluntary standard that aims to help prevent the growth and spread of the legionella bacteria by setting minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. Learn more...

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Legionnaires Disease Death Led to Sentence for Reading Council

Legionnaires' Death Led to Sentence for Reading Borough Council

A 95-year-old man staying at The Willows, a care facility run by Reading Borough Council, died in 2012 after contracting Legionnaires’ disease. He was staying at The Willows for a short period while recovering from a broken leg, and was set to return home. However, he fell ill while staying there, and later died in hospital after testing positive for the legionella bacteria present in his system. Learn more...

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