Facilities Managment

It is essential that Facilities Managers understand the health risks associated with Legionella and that they are trained to understand how to identify and assess risks, manage risk areas and maintain correct records. You can pay a specialist company to do this but we give you the tools to manage this in house.
Any water system, with the right environmental conditions, could be a source for Legionella bacteria growth. The most common sources of legionella are in man-made water systems, including cooling towers and evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.
There are also a number of other potential risk systems that may pose a risk to exposure to legionella, e.g. humidifiers, jet washes, air washers, emergency showers, indoor ornamental features, etc.

Another risk area for Facilities Managers is the quality of drinking water from outlets and water coolers.


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (2002)

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Professional Guidelines:

HSE – Legionnaires Disease Guide for Employers

HTM 04-01 (The Control of Legionella, Hygiene, ‘Safe’ Hot Water, Cold Water and Drinking Water Systems)

ACOP L8 (The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems)