Legionella Risk Assessment & Testing

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria, the most serious being Legionnaires' disease. Legionella bacteria are widespread in natural water systems. However, outbreaks of the illness occur most often from exposure to legionella growing in man made systems where water is maintained at a high temperature, encouraging bacteria growth. This can include, cooling towers, evaporating condensers, hot and cold water systems, pools and all sorts of building both domestic and commercial.

Legionnaires’ disease is a real risk and companies need to take health and safety duties to their employees and others seriously. Failing to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease from water systems can lead to large fines.

By law, an organisation is responsible for the water systems and they should determine the level of associated risk posed. This is particularly important where more vulnerable persons may be present, e.g. in social housing.

How can IOM help?

We can provide appropriate legionella assessments that include identifying and assessing sources of risk; preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk; a review of the water systems, and implementing, awareness training for workers and finally managing and monitoring the precautionary measures.

  • L8 compliant Legionella risk assessments
  • Legionella surveys
  • Legionella management policy
  • Water testing
  • Awareness and management training

For more advice, or to speak to an Occupational Hygienist to arrange legionella testing complete the quick quote form below. 

EVENTS
08 July
2021

Application of health impact assessment for environmental and occupational exposures

  • 08 July 2021
  • 11:00-12:00

Join us on the 8th of July as Will Mueller shares insights on how to implement Health Impact Assessment (HIA) methods in environmental and occupational scenarios. His seminar will be of particular interest to those in occupational hygiene and air pollution research. The talk will allow others to capitalise on what went well and learn from some of the challenges, leading to more accurate, informed and impactful research from colleagues. 

The HIA is an important evaluation tool used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups and by using it in different settings it can help to facilitate cleaner environments and healthier workplaces.  

Running from 11:00-12:00 there will be a presentation followed by questions. 

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