SPOTLIGHT – Legionella
We don’t want to scare anyone, but any water system that has the right environmental conditions could potentially be a source for legionella bacteria growth. As ever, taking the right precautions can ensure you and your employees stay safe. The most common places where legionella can be found are in man-made water systems, hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, and spa pools.
Under general health and safety law, if you are an employer or person in control of a premise, you have health and safety duties and need to take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella. You should identify and assess sources of risk, manage those risks, prevent and control the risk, and of course keep appropriate records of your actions.
If in doubt, Rhino Safety can carry out a risk assessment that will help you to establish any potential risks and implement measures to either eliminate or control risks. Call us!