Legionella is a term for a group of bacteria which, if inhaled, can cause Legionnaires Disease. This disease is a form of pneumonia which proves fatal in about 10-15% of cases.The bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease is Legionella Pneumophilia, this occurs naturally within water and could be a health risk to all those exposed to it within any building with a water supply.
The Health and Safety Executive's Approved Code of Practice L8, under the control of legionella in water systems and British Standard 8580:2010 code of practice for water quality risk assessments for Legionella control lay down specific guide lines on best practice for reducing risk to water supply users. This is reinforced by the HSE's Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. Our controls of Legionella follow this legislation meticulously and so protect our clients to the best possible standard.