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Legionella

Legionellosis Risk Assessment

Legionellosis is the generic term given to Legionnaires Disease and associated illnesses caused by the bacterium Legionella. Legionnaire's Disease is a form of pneumonia, which proves fatal in about 12% of reported cases. Although the disease may affect anybody it principally affects those who are susceptible due to factors including age, illness, immuno-suppression and smoking.

The Health & Safety Executive's Approved Code of Practice, 'Legionnairesí Disease, The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems', (L8) and guidance HSG274 - give practical advice on the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations concerning the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria. Oak Environmental Solutions Limited can assist companies fulfil their legal requirements by providing the following services:

  • Legionellosis Risk Assessment of Water Systems

  • Management System Audit and Gap Analysis

  • Advice on Policy and Written Scheme requirements

  • Bespoke and Accredited Training

  • Sampling and UKAS accredited analysis of water samples

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