LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE

Legionnairesí Disease is a form of Pneumonia caused by the bacterium Legionella Pneumophila. This disease can often be fatal. Infection occurs as a result of inhalation of water droplets containing the bacterium. The water droplets must be in the form of an aerosol/ mist which can be generated from the following systems;

COOLING TOWERS (AIR CONDITIONING)

WHIRLPOOL SPAS (JACUZZIS)

HOT & COLD WATER SERVICES

SHOWERS

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

AND. NUMEROUS OTHER SYSTEMS

The Health and Safety Executive have published a document entitled Legionnairesí Disease the Control of Bacteria in Water Systems (ACOP (L8), which provides guidance to identify, manage and control the risks.

  Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems

The HSE have also published guidance documents to accompany L8 and are available via the links below

 †††††††† HSG 274 Part 1 - Evaporative Cooling Systems††††††††††††††††

††††††††† HSG 274 Part 2 - Hot and Cold Water Systems††††††††††††††

††††††††† HSG 274 Part 3 - Other Risk Systems

Aquatreat can provide a full range of products and services to enable the end user to fully comply with the requirements of ACOP (L8) and thus maintain safe systems.

For any enquiries or further information on the products and services we offer, please contact us or send email to enquiries@aquatreat.co.uk
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