Legionnaires' disease

Air conditioning systems using water sprays and cooling towers constitute the main hazard for Legionnaires' disease. Legionella are widespread in the environment in water and may grow in hot and cold water systems. The bacteria can be a risk if they are dispersed in water droplets such as showers and spa baths. Domestic systems are not normally a problem.

Under health and safety law businesses have a duty to consider the risks from legionella and take suitable precautions to control the risks. For specific information please download the attached documents below. More general information on legionella can be found on the health and safety executive website.


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Microsoft Word formatLegionella in hot and cold water systems in Word format30208 Kb71 mins 55 secs @ 56k, 2 mins 4 secs @ 2mb
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Microsoft Word formatNotes on Legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems in Word format40 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerNotes on Legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems in PDF format35 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatLegionella Factsheet - Residential Care Homes in Word format48 Kb7 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerLegionella Factsheet - Residential Care Homes in PDF format41 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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