Legionella Control

All businesses/facilities managers/landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure their water systems comply with the current Health & Safety legislation.

Legionella (also known as Legionnaires disease) is a progressive and potentially fatal atypical pneumonia caused by the inhalation of water droplets containing Legionella bacteria. The onset is relatively abrupt with a membrane covering the lungs (pleurisy), high fever, headache, muscle pains, chills, confusion, etc, which can in some cases lead to death.

Legionella bacteria form in hot and cold water systems such as plumbing, shower heads, water storage tanks and cooling towers. An average of 250 cases of Legionnaires disease are reported each year in the UK. It is estimated that about 12% of those who contract it will die. Those who survive may never fully recover.

The revised ACOP L8 (fourth edition), The Control of Legionella Bacteria in water systems and the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 place strict obligations on you to safely manage the risks associated with Legionella.

Outbreaks of Legionnaires disease also tend to receive significant media attention which can be extremely damaging to the brand reputation or of the organisation involved.

Failure to comply with this legislation can lead to severe penalties and in some cases, imprisonment.

We provide our Legionalla and risk water assessment services to various organisations including, Dental Practices, Care Homes, GP Surgeries, Schools, Sporting Facilities, Offices, Manufacturing Plants. Pubs, Restaurants and many more. A Legionella and water risk assessment is your first step towards compliance with the HSE Legionella approved code of practice and guidance document ACOP L8.

  • Legionella control and compliance  
  • Legionella risk assessment
  • Legionella monitoring to L8 (temperature testing, tank inspections, shower head de-scale, log book reviews)
  • Legionella control awareness and practical task training
  • Water tank refurbishment
  • Water tank and pipe work cleaning and disinfection