Legionella Risk Assessments are imperative to ensure the is no risk of contamination to employees, visitors and users of Commercial and Public Buildings. Landlords also have obligations to ensure their property is safe. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Legionella and the Legionella Risk Assessments we provide:
Most outbreaks in the United Kingdom have been linked to installations such as cooling towers or evaporative condensers, which can spread droplets of water over a wide area. These are found as part of air-conditioning and industrial cooling systems.
More information can be found at HSE The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems.
• High temperature, feverishness and chills
• Muscle pains
• Headache; and leading on to
• Diarrhoea (very occasionally) and signs of mental confusion.
• Where there have been changes to plant, the water system or its use;
• Where there have been changes to the use of the building;
• Where new information about risk or control measures has become available;
• Where monitoring indicates that control measures are no longer effective.
• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWAW or HSW)
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)