Legionella is a potentially fatal illness like pneumonia which can be caught by inhaling bacteria generated by hot and cold
water heating systems including storage tanks which are not functioning properly or have been stagnant for some time.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the control of Substances Hazardous to Health 1999 have recently changed and
the Control of Legionella bacteria in Water Systems Approved Code of Practice (“ACOP L8”), now applies to domestic living.
It is recommended
that all landlords of residential rental properties have a Legionella Risk Assessment completed every two years to comply
with the law. Tenants over the age of 45, smokers or heavy drinkers, or those suffering from respiratory or kidney disease
or immune system problems, might be considered particularly vulnerable.
» Gas And Electrical Safety
We're just one click
away to answer all