Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when contained water droplets enter a person’s lungs. People can be infected with Legionella while washing their hands, showering and bathing in a whirlpool. Legionella can be found in many different types of water systems. All employers, building owners and landlords have a duty of care and a legal obligation […]
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Health and safety law require GP practices to carry out a legionella risk assessment to identify where the risk of legionella could be in their premises. Records of risk assessments and routine monitoring tasks should be retained for inspection if requested by Care Quality Commission (CQC) or Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Our Professional and […]
Yes, there may be other factors within your system that increase the risks of Legionellosis, e.g. dead legs, showerheads and/or long runs of pipework containing warm water. A Legionella Risk Assessment also considers the people who could be potentially exposed to any Legionella bacteria in your system, as well as any particular groups that are […]
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Legionnaires‘ disease acquired its name in 1976 after an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among people attending the American Legion convention at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella pneumophila.
Most people catch Legionnaires‘ disease by inhaling the bacteria from water or soil. Older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to Legionnaires‘ disease.
The bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.
People can get Legionnaires‘ disease or Pontiac fever when they breathe in small droplets of water in the air that contain the bacteria. Less commonly, people can getsick by aspiration of drinking water containing Legionella. This happens when wateraccidently goes into the lungs while drinking.
Organisations, or self-employed individuals, who provide residential accommodation or who are responsible for the water system(s) in their premises, are responsible for ensuring that the risk of exposure to legionella in those premises is properly controlled. This means that they have a duty to assess the risk from exposure to legionella to their staff, residents, […]
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