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Legionella Compliance & Management

Legionnaires disease occurs as a result of infections caused by the legionellaceae family of bacteria.

It is a form of pneumonia which results in around 250 identified cases a year and can prove fatal, especially to the elderly or those prone to respirable problems.

Legionnaires disease is contracted by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in air which contain the legionella bacterium.

Legionnella bacteria occurs naturally in surface water and soils etc but can also proliferate within man made environments such as cooling towers, hot and cold distribution systems, water plant, humidifiers and air washers.

Proliferation of the bacteria typically occurs between 20oC - 45oC and is assisted by the presence of suitable nutrients present in Dirt, Sludge and Scale as well as conditions of poor water flow, stagnation or where dead legs occur in water systems.

To Learn more about controlling the risk from Legionella listen to our podcast "Legionella Awareness & ACoP L8" or "Legionella Control in Healthcare Environments".

Employers are required to control the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria in accordance with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. This is achieved by following the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8 The Control of Legionella (Bacteria in Water Systems) in general these require the employer to conduct the following:

  • Identification & assessment of the legionella risk
  • Prevention or minimisation of risk from exposure to Legionella
  • Systems for the management and selection, training and competence of personnel
  • Record keeping of maintenance, cleaning and disinfection what is legionella

How Can Euro Environmental Ltd Help You?

Euro Environmental staff will work with you and your organisation to ensure the risk from legionella is minimised whether its reviewing and updating risk assessments, conducting routine testing and sampling or advising on appropriate control strategies, you can feel rest assured In choosing Euro Environmental the risk from legionella will be controlled giving you the client 'Peace of Mind'.

Please click on the appropriate page link below to learn more about our services related to Legionella control or complete our online contact form and a member of our team will reply to your enquiry promptly:

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