Did you know that as a landlord or agent, by law you have a duty to review, assess and control the exposure of legionella to your tenants? This makes up part of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, making it compulsory for the managers, operators and owners of any commercial (and industrial) space to monitor the risk of it spreading.
The required checks can be conducted as part of your compulsory gas safety checks or during scheduled works.
Legionnaires disease is a lethal form of pneumonia. It impacts badly on those already exposed to it, and this bacteria is contracted through inhaling misty water in which it may be contained.
The broadest reach of this germ is on open water sources such as streams, rivers and reservoirs, but it’s also been known to linger in pools, cooling towers and water supply networks.
If you want to safeguard your property from a potential outbreak, get on to our highly-trained specialists who can carry out an assessment on your behalf. We’ll be able to delegate a manager from within our team to carry out your ongoing checks. They’ll work on prevention methods and retaining records of all adjustments and changes that are applied.