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Legionella Control Management

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Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease are widely reported globally, and each outbreak can affect many hundreds of people with a fatality rate of typically 10 to 30%. Under a duty of care, supported by country specific regulations and codes of practice, all Duty Holders (as an employer or someone in control of premises) are required to identify, assess, manage and control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.

ISHEM provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services relating to Legionella management, risk control and legal compliance, including:

  • Legionella risk assessment and schematic drawings

    • Domestic water systems

    • Industrial process water systems

    • Cooling tower and adiabatic coolers

    • Healthcare water systems

    • Recreational and Leisure water systems

    • Other risk systems e.g., vehicle washers

  • Water sample strategy, plans and laboratory analysis 

  • Legionella compliance assurance reviews

  • Legionella awareness and management training

  • Record keeping systems

  • Written control schemes

  • Water safety plans

  • Legionella management and control policies

  • Independent Investigations

  • Independent technical expert advice

  • Independent witnessing and oversight

  • Design and commissioning review

ISHEM consultants are qualified and experienced in Legionella risk management, providing practical and pragmatic advice to ensure you are fully compliant with applicable legislation. Our consultants have conducted many assignments across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, industrial, commercial, and residential premises. All assignments are performed by qualified consultants and testing by laboratories accredited to ISO 17025. Accredited and bespoke training courses are available in both classroom and virtual formats.

The value of independence for verification and validation of Legionella Management and Control is recognised by many organisations and is a specific requirement for some regulatory authorities. ISHEM is a completely independent consultancy with no financial interest in remediation so you can be assured of receiving impartial advice on the most appropriate and cost-effective solution to meet your specific requirements.

For further information and a quotation for Legionella Management and Control services contact us here.

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