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An article on some frequently asked questions asked by Landlords about Legionella. Such as what is Legionnaires Disease and what is legionella | Is a legionella risk assessment a legal requirement for landlords and is it mandatory | Do landlords need a legionella risk assessment and how to do a Legionella risk assessment? Read More

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An article detailing the reasons why the Health and Safety Executive published a warning about the increased risk of Legionnaires disease as buildings unoccupied during lockdowns are returned to use.  Read more

Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 is the guidance document for reducing the risk from Legionella and for reducing the growth and colonisation of other waterborne organisms within water systems. What does Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 say about temperature monitoring and training. Read More

An often asked question is why does keeping 2 metres away from people stop the spread of Coronavirus. In particular how does this rule apply to a risk control measure to help prevent Covid-19 in the workplace.

The hospitality industry in particular has asked the prime minister to look into whether customers and staff must stay two metres apart. So what factors were considered when deciding upon the 2 metre rule. Read More

There are 5 steps to any risk assessment and it is no different for a Covid-19 risk assessment in the workplace. This article has a worked example and details the 5 steps - but our online course has far greater detail, links and guidance. Read More

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Legionnaires' disease is a very serious illness caused by legionella bacteria. This bacteria can be found in water, and can infect users of a water system if it is improperly managed.

To prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease, the HSE has produced an Approved Code of Practice that those who operate or are responsible for water systems can follow. In this article, we will look at this Approved Code of Practice in detail and answer key questions such as:

  • What is ACOP L8?
  • Why is ACOP L8 important?
  • What does ACOP L8 cover?
  • What is an ACOP L8 legionella risk assessment?

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