Due to Covid-19 restrictions many buildings are still closed or have reduced/partial occupancy. The resulting vastly reduced water usage within these premises can increase the risk of legionella and other water-borne bacteria surviving and proliferating within the building's water systems. Building owners/managers need to take action to reduce this risk.
This week we have seen temperatures soar across the UK. Whilst most of us welcome the sunny weather, it's important to be aware of the impact this may have in terms of increasing the legionella risks at your properties.
Tips to keep your property safe from legionella.
If your property contains water systems and water related plant you have a duty to manage the risks associated with legionella. This is a bacterium, which given the correct conditions can develop and multiply. If the bacteria manage to become airborne they can... Read more
According to the recent legionella report from Public Health England within the UK there were 72 reported/notified cases of legionnaire’s disease during October 2016. From these, there were 38 confirmed cases, this brings the total of confirmed cases with onset since January 2016 to 292*.
These figures show that legionella is... Read more
The water system within a school in Ramsgate has recently been found to contain legionella bacteria.
Ornamental water features are becoming a common fixture in many modern buildings, they are often found in hotels, restaurants and office blocks.
We now have a completely nationwide team dedicated to legionella compliance.
Over the last twelve months we have expanded our water safety division. We now have a much larger team of experienced water safety specialists.
The team is headed up by Andrew Parkinson who is a multi-disciplinary surveyor with over 15 years’... Read more
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria.
It's usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water, it is also commonly believed that the infection isn't contagious and can't be spread directly from person to person.
A recent case in the news highlights the importance of ensuring you are compliant with legionella legislation and are aware of legionella risk factors.