What is Legionella Control?
The Legionella bacterium is present in all water systems and, given the right conditions, can cause Legionnaires’ disease which is potentially fatal. It can only cause Legionnaires disease if inhaled as water droplets. Because of the risk to public health, it must be controlled.
Who needs to comply with Legionella control regulations?
In short, all businesses must implement Legionella control measures. You have a responsibility to ensure that the Legionella bacteria do not exceed specified levels so as not to present a risk to health. As well as the issue of health, non-compliance can lead to serious legal consequences for those responsible.
Your responsibilities for Legionella control
You have a duty to comply with the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8 as imposed by the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. This sets out your responsibilities in terms of the standards you must meet and how you go about managing this through risk assessment, monitoring, remedial works and management of your compliance systems.
How we can help
We offer a complete service to help you manage the risk of Legionella and meet your responsibilities. Our job is to make this as simple as possible for you. We offer services in all of the following areas of Legionella control: