It’s Legionella Awareness Day! As always, Cleartech are here to help answer any queries you may have regarding Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease. Not only are our dedicated water hygiene engineers currently keeping water systems safe and compliant, across Scotland, however, we also hope that this additional information will help raise awareness of this avoidable disease.
What is Legionella?
Legionella bacteria is a waterborne pathogen often found in engineered water systems, for instance, in drinking water systems. An improperly maintained water system can lead to a build up of rust, biofilms and other foreign materials within the water, as well as stagnated water. This provides a perfect environment for legionella bacteria to grow and multiply. When Legionella bacteria contaminated water droplets are inhaled, Legionnaires’ Disease can be contracted. This is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and results in approximately 250 deaths per annum in the UK.
How can I keep my systems safe and compliant?
First of all, if you are a property owner, then you should have a Legionella risk assessment conducted on your premise. This will give your building a risk rating and will identify the steps needed to ensure you water systems are free from contamination. These steps could include; monthly water temperature monitoring, shower head descaling, tank cleaning and disinfection, down services cleaning and disinfection, TMV fail safe testing, dead leg removal, tank refurbs/removal, water heater installation and calorifier remedial works.
Why use Cleartech?
Cleartech are proud members of the Legionella Control Association (click here to view current LCA membership certificate) and complete our work in accordance with their Code of Conduct. With a highly trained and competent team of City & Guilds qualified L8 Risk Assessors and water hygiene engineers, Cleartech deliver L8 Compliance services to meet clients’ needs, on a national basis.
Click the graphic below to view or download our Legionnaires’ Disease infographic, which contains helpful information on the disease and bacteria.
For more information on Legionella, or our services, contact our team of dedicated water hygiene engineers today by; calling 01698 682000, sending an email to [email protected] or submitting a contact form via our website.