Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone, Medway and throughout Kent and SE London

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Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone Medway and throughout Kent

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Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age but some people are at higher risk including:

  • people over 45 years of age
  • smokers and heavy drinkers
  • people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
  • diabetes, lung and heart disease
  • anyone with an impaired immune system

Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone Medway and throughout Kent

The bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They may also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

If conditions are favourable, the bacteria may grow increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease and it is therefore important to control the risks by introducing appropriate measures outlined in Legionnaires’ disease – The Control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).

Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone Medway and throughout Kent.

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Legionell Risk Assessment

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How do people get it?

People contract  Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, containing the bacteria. Certain conditions increase the risk from legionella if:

  • the water temperature in all or some parts of the system may be between 20-45 °C, which is suitable for growth
  • it is possible for breathable water droplets to be created and dispersed e.g. aerosol created by a cooling tower, or water outlets
  • water is stored and/or re-circulated
  • there are deposits that can support bacterial growth providing a source of nutrients for the organism e.g. rust, sludge, scale, organic matter and biofilms

Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are often the result of infections caught in the UK, but a number of cases occur abroad. Useful advice on travel can be found from the

European Working Group for Legionella Infections

Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone Medway and throughout Kent

 

Legionell Risk Assessment

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Legionella Risk Assessments in Maidstone Medway and throughout Kent