HSG 282 Controlling Legionella in Spa Pools & Hot Tubs 2017
The use of spa pools and hot tubs is growing rapidly as their popularity increases both in commercial and domestic environments. However, it's important to remember that poorly managed spas can create significant risks to the health and safety of those people using and operating them.
In recognition of this, the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated their guidance for the management and operation of spas. The guide is called HSG 282: Control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems. If you'd like an electronic copy of the guide please call us on 0161 877 0586 or contact us here >>.
Spas & Hot Tubs Linked to Legionnaires' Disease
Spa pools and hot tubs are now widely recognised as a potential source of several different diseases including Legionnaires’ disease. They are caused by infectious bugs that contaminate and then grow in the heavily oxygenated, warm waters found in such pools. There have been a number of outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and on display.
How to Manage & Maintain Spa Pools & Hot Tubs
The HSE’s latest version of HSG 282 has been written mainly for those people and organisations that manage or operate spa pools. The guide explains how to manage and control the risks from legionella and other infectious bugs that may contaminate the pool water and circulation systems. It also helps those involved in the maintenance, design; manufacture, import; supply and installation of spa pools meet their legal responsibilities.
In addition to the advice on how to operate and maintain spas in commercial settings, the updated guide also gives advice on the management of spa pools and hot tubs used in a typical business setting, including those in holiday parks, hotels, and where spas are used in shops on display or at exhibitions.
The guide includes advice on effective ways to safely manage and control spas through:
- design, commissioning, operation and maintenance;
- testing and monitoring spa-pool water quality;
- quality and frequency of inspections.
Request your Copy of the Guide & Technical Support
If you would like a copy of the updated guide to operating and maintaining spas HSG 282, please call us on 0161 877 0586 or contact us here >>.
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