Over the last few months Allium have been extremely busy undertaking legionella assessments to a wide range of sectors throughout the UK, including;
• Hospitality Sector – Hotels, Holiday Apartments and Facilities, Pubs
• Residential– Residential Flats and Houses
• Entertainment – Bingo halls
• Private Sector– Factories and Business Premises
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, known to kill around 12% of those who become infected, particularly individuals with reduced immunity to infection.
Legionella can be transmitted by an airborne mist and can develop in still water between 20c and 45c, according to the HSE, legionella can affect any building or asset that has access to water.
Undertaking legionella risk assessment is crucial part in achieving compliance for duty holders, building or assets owners/managers, landlords and employers. Ensuring adequate measures are in place to prevent exposure to the bacteria is crucial in safeguarding individuals.