Where Can Legionella be Found?

Where Can Legionella be Found?

Legionella is in most natural water systems like rivers, lakes and streams. However, there, the levels are low and do not pose a health hazard. The situation is different in man-made water systems. Biofilm build-up in pipework and other parts of man-made water systems...
What is a Legionella Risk Assessment

What is a Legionella Risk Assessment

A legionella risk assessment is crucial because man-made water systems are potential breeding grounds for the legionella bacteria. Legionella can breed and spread in: Plumbing and pipeworkTaps and showersHot water and cold water systemsCooling towers and cooling...
Legionella Risks During the Coronavirus Epidemic

Legionella Risks During the Coronavirus Epidemic

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued advice to employers about the potential of increased legionella risk due to COVID-19. With buildings closed, water systems may have become stagnated, creating ideal conditions in which legionella can thrive, andWith the...
How to Prevent Legionella

How to Prevent Legionella

Legionella prevention requires a systematic approach to managing legionella risk and controlling the spread of bacteria by managing water systems effectively and using water treatment methods. Why is Legionella Prevention Important? Legionella bacteria can cause...
How to Kill Legionella Bacteria

How to Kill Legionella Bacteria

Controlling and preventing legionella growth is essential to minimise the risk from this potentially harmful bacteria. Legionella thrives in certain conditions, so it is important to identify the risk first, and then to modify or change these conditions to kill any...
How Long Can Legionella Survive?

How Long Can Legionella Survive?

The legionella bacteria grows and thrives in man-made water systems where certain conditions are present. These conditions can include optimum temperatures that encourage bacterial growth, stagnant or slow-moving water and systems where there are contaminants present....