Legionnaries Disease/Water Hygiene
The Health & Safety Executive have produced Code of Practice L8 relating to the Control of Legionellosis including Legionnaires disease and the precautionary measures which should be taken to minimise its proliferation.
The H.S.E. Code places responsibilities on the employers to identify and assess the sources of risk, to prepare a scheme to prevent or control the risk, and to implement and manage scheme which should include all precautionary measures including record keeping. The code is by H.S.E. inspectors in factories, laboratories, educational establishments, docks and construction sites. In shops, offices, warehouses, hotels and catering establishments it is enforced by local authority Environmental Health Departments. These departments have additional responsibilities with regard to the public health.
The H.S.E. Code L8 also outlines the methods by which susceptible equipment - such as cooling towers, water storage tanks, spray coil humidifiers and domestic water systems - must be cleaned and disinfected to reduce the risk of Legionella Pneumophilia bacteria occurring in sufficient quantities to present a health hazard.
Psychro Management have formed a special team to identify, clean and sanitise susceptible equipment within a specific building. We will also arrange an efficient water treatment regime, including regular sampling and analysis, by a recognised independant laboratory, if required.