This leaflet is aimed at employers and people where man-made water systems are used that could be a potential source for legionella bacteria growth. It will help you to understand the health risks associated with legionella. Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems provides further details about how to manage and control…
Word file: Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols) suspended in the air containing Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria are naturally present in water systems. Legionella-Checklist-V1
When buildings reopen after lockdown, it is essential that water systems are not put back into use without considering the risks of Legionnaires’ disease. There is an increased risk of waterborne pathogens such as Legionella bacteria being present as a consequence of the conditions that lockdown may have created.
This document is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during this pandemic, ensuring as many people as possible comply with social distancing guidelines.