What are a Landlord’s Responsibilities for Legionella Risk Control?

Share:   Landlords of residential properties do have responsibilities when it comes to carrying-out Legionella risk assessments. According Case 357 in Gov.uk’s guidelines, some consultants and letting agents are misunderstanding the landlords’ responsibilities regarding legionella risks. The issue is that some consultants and estate agents are using the revised L8 ACOP to imply that new rules and … Continue reading “What are a Landlord’s Responsibilities for Legionella Risk Control?”

The Importance of Legionella Risk Assessments in Hotels

Share:   The hotel industry is essential for serving the hospitality needs of the general public and while the majority of hotels will never experience an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, it is essential hotels carry out the relevant risk assessments. After all, the only guaranteed way to prevent a legionella outbreak is by understanding what legionella is, … Continue reading “The Importance of Legionella Risk Assessments in Hotels”

How to Manage Legionella in Schools

Share:   Legionella control is incredibly important for schools and it is a risk management process that must be carefully managed to ensure the health and safety of students. The consequences of not managing legionella in schools can be extremely serious, including significant health risks to students, staff, and members of the general public. Therefore, it is … Continue reading “How to Manage Legionella in Schools”

Legionella Risk Assessments For Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast

Share:   Although often on a smaller scale, guest houses are subject to the same basic risks as international hotels. They too require an up-to-date Legionella risk assessment and ongoing monitoring. We are able to provide a cost-effective Legionella risk assessment and can advise on your ongoing obligations with regards to Legionella control prevention and monitoring. If … Continue reading “Legionella Risk Assessments For Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast”

Auckland Public Health Service Concerned By Number Of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

Share:   15,000 businesses contacted as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak The Public health service in Auckland, New Zealand is continuing to release information following 15 cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Auckland.  Earlier this month (April 2012) health officials claimed they were confident that ‘shock dosing’ of 300 building would help to curb the disease outbreak. … Continue reading “Auckland Public Health Service Concerned By Number Of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases”

Aerosols In Water Systems Create Highest Risk For Legionella Bacteria

Share:   Water systems which create and disseminate breathable water droplets or aerosol present the highest risk of contracting Legionellosis. The degree of risk is affected by general cleanliness of shower heads, water temperature control and design flaws such as dead legs or long runs of pipework. Quarterly clean and disinfectants of spray heads and hoses can … Continue reading “Aerosols In Water Systems Create Highest Risk For Legionella Bacteria”