Legionella: Your Responsibilities

As an employer, building owner or landlord, you are required by law to protect employees and building users against the risks posed by legionella.

Health and safety laws in the UK place the responsibility of ensuring against legionella on building owners, landlords and facilities managers. While there are no specific laws regarding legionella and legionnaires’ disease (unlike asbestos and lead), there are overarching obligations under sections 2 & 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (1994).

All businesses have a responsibility to assess and manage legionella risk. Requirements are set out in the Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) L8, and businesses who fail to comply with these regulations could face prosecution under either of the two regulations.

Total Water Solutions are experts in legionella prevention. By carrying out risk assessments, remedial work and continued monitoring, we ensure that your organisation is fully compliant and risks of legionella and legionnaires disease are minimised.

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