Public Sector

HSE – A guide for employers Legionnaires’ disease

HSE Legionnaires’ disease – A guide for employers This short and simple guide is written to help you, as an employer, understand the health risks associated with legionella. It explains in general terms how tocontrol those risks. You should consult the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria …

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NI council in dock for legionella failings

In September 2011, Carrickfergus Borough Council contracted an unqualified water management company as a contractor to assess the risks associated with its water systems at the Carrickfergus Amphitheatre. The contractor had no specific training in legionellosis, or health and safety. The HSE carried out a routine visit to the site in November 2011 and found …

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Another disaster avoided through routine Legionella sampling

Higher than acceptable levels of Legionella Bacteria have been found in Shower heads through routine testing at a Community Centre in Scotland. It would appear that at last the message is getting though and that organisations are heeding the lessons learned from Edinburgh and Stoke on Trent. Dundee City Council discovered the health risk through …

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