In 1976 an unknown disease caused the deaths of 34 people and sickness of 221 at the convention of the American Legion. Seven months later in 1977, the cause was identified and legionella got its name.
Legionella, a bacterium that causes legionnaires’ disease – high fever and potential contraction of pneumonia – can be fatal. With legionella thriving in temperatures between 25 and 45 degrees, if this aquatic organism is found in water systems, the outbreak could be catastrophic.
Because legionella can have such detrimental effects on the health of employers working in an environment with a legionella infected water supply, it’s vital to ensure that all risks are assessed by a professional company who are highly skilled and well trained in providing hygiene management services in accordance with the latest legislation.
In 2001 the Health & Safety Commission released their latest ACOP, documenting the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.
Under these requirements, all employers and those responsible for premises must ensure that all sources of risk are full identified and assessed and must prepare a written scheme for preventing or controlling the risk.
Undertaking legionella risk assessments, Amphibia are a company who pride themselves on their ability to ensure that all risk sources are identified and evaluated, with the premises being fully compliant with the ACOP.
Leader in the field of legionella assessment, Amphibia have set new standards, with their report format being carefully designed and user-friendly.
In addition to their legionella risk assessments, Amphibia are also able to provide assessments for other potentially hazardous diseases like salmonella, pseudomonas and staphylococcus.
To find out more about the legionella risk assessments from Amphibia, the water and air hygiene specialists, visit them online today and ensure that your water systems are well taken care of.
Legionella can spread quickly but atamphibia.co.uk we can provide Legionella risk assessments to avoid any infection in your water or air. Visit us today for more information!