Legal Responsibilities for the control of Legionnaire’s Disease
The HSE guidance document Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella in hot and cold water systems (HSG 274) states that “all water systems require a legionella risk assessment” and “it is a legal duty to carry out an assessment to identify and assess whether there is a risk posed by exposure to legionella from the hot and cold water system or any work associated with it”
Who needs to have a Legionnella Assessment?
What is Legionnaire's Disease?
Legionnaire's Disease is a form of bacterial pneumonia first identified after an outbreak at an American Legion meeting in 1976. It is spread chiefly by water droplets through air conditioning and similar systems.
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