Legislation & Guidance
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, you have a duty to consider the risks from Legionella that may affect your staff, members of the public, or people in your care and take suitable precautions.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994, state you must assess the risks to all staff and patients from bacteria such as Legionella and take suitable precautions.
It is recommended you consult the Health & Safety Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) for guidance relating to Legionnaire's disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems for the technical detail on how to manage and control the risks in your system in line with HSG274, Parts 1, 2 & 3.
ACop L8 -Approved Code of Practice & Guidance L8, 2014 (HSG274 1, 2 & 3) click here for more information
HSG274 - Part 1 - The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling system click here for more information
HSG274 - Part 2 - The control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems click here for more information
HSG274 - Part 3 - The control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems click here for more information
Other regulations you should be aware of
- HTM - Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 - Safe water in healthcare premises (HTM 04-01)
- The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
- The British Standard BS2486 for the Treatment of Water for Steam Boilers and Water Heaters.
- Notification of Cooling Towers & Evaporative Condensers Regulations, 1992
- BS8580 Legionella Risk Assessments