How did Legionnaires start?

How did Legionnaires start? 29th October 2019 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...

Legionella- who is at risk?

Legionella- who is at risk? 27th October 2019 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. How can a person...

How does Legionella get in water?

How does Legionella get in water? 20th October 2019  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 get sick by aspiration of drinking water containing...

What are my duties as a landlord?

What are my duties as a landlord? 15th October 2019 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...

Who is most likely to disturb asbestos?

Who is most likely to disturb asbestos? 10th October 2019 Workers who carry out maintenance and repair jobs such as cutting or drilling into walls, ceilings or partitions, repairing boilers, laying cables. Such workers include: Construction and demolition contractors,...

Hot Tub & Spa Pool Legionella Compliance

Hot Tub & Spa Pool Legionella Compliance 8th October 2019 Spa-pool systems are a recognised source of legionnaires’ disease, primarily Legionella pneumpohila. There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on...