Employers and landlords have a responsibility to protect their employees from legionella, as outlined in the guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
You should conduct regular tests to check for bacteria present in the water on your premises.
Any case of legionella bacteria or likelihood of contamination must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
If this is not reported within 10 days there can be serious consequences for your business, your business could cease indefinitely, and you may be paying a large fine for breaching the law followed by persecution.
According to the British Safety Council, it has been widely reported that buildings being reopened following the Covid-19 lockdown have the potential for a greatly increased risk of Legionnaires’ disease due to water stagnation and the absence of normal control measures.
Legionella infection is very similar to the Covid-19 infection and as you take measure against Covid-19 it is important to also prevent Legionella.
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