Legionnaires’ disease—The control of legionella bacteria in water systems Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (Fourth edition, ). HSE have published their Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8 4th edition & technical guidance documents for the control of legionella bacteria. Guardian Water helps buildings comply with HSE ACoP L8 (Legionella Bacteria Control in Water Systems) with Legionella Risk Assessment & Subsequent.

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Apart from exposing your employees to unnecessary risk, failure to keep your risk assessments up to date will potentially leave you open to prosecution. The authors would no doubt argue that maintaining a clean and efficient cooling system is a prerequisite to the successful control of legionella bacteria.

The control of legionella bacteria in water systems Approved Code of Practice and guidance Date of publication: Is this page useful? We’ve detected you are coming from a location inside the Americas.

Guidance on other risk systems HSG Part legionepla is little more than a list of systems that may be encountered and draws from checklist 3 in the original guidance.

Legionnaires’ disease – have you reacted to changes in L8?

This comes in 3 parts:. This comes in 3 parts: Skip to content Skip to navigation. Legionnaires’ disease guides Set of two BSRIA guides covering risk assessments and operation and maintenance log books. The previous guidance contained a basic description of the different types of cooling towers followed by a brief section on management, treatment and monitoring.

HSG Part 1 is concerned elgionella cooling towers and Part 2 is concerned with hot and cold water services.

HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. All of the documents may be downloaded from the HSE website.

Legionnaires’ disease – have you reacted to changes in L8? If you don’t have an account, you can register now. The control of Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems – Interim guidance Part 3: The original L8 ACOP and guidance contained 61 pages legionela the new set legionrlla publications that replaced it amount to pages so there must be something new.

This does not mean that a risk assessment compiled according to the old guidance is invalid but it is important to regularly review any risk assessment, and consequent operating and maintenance procedures, legioonella a regular basis and particularly when circumstances change or new guidance comes along. Our range of Microbiological services also includes, but is not limited to, the analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in line with HTM, Cryptosporidium, Listeria and Salmonella.


This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Guidance on domestic water systems HSG Part 2 section 2 provides legiomella more extensive description of domestic hot water systems than the previous guidance. The ACoP L8 document includes the following information:. However, if you were complying with the intent of the ACOP beforeyou will almost certainly be compliant now.

Legionnaires’ disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems

There are several new guidelines that could increase maintenance and monitoring. GB Coventry Hawarden Our Legionella laboratory in Coventry is fully automated and uses the latest technology for analysing your samples. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. These include identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions, keeping records of precautions and appointing a manager to be responsible for others.

HSG Part 3 is little more than a list of leginella that may be encountered and draws from checklist 3 in the original guidance. Guidance on evaporative cooling systems The previous guidance contained a basic description of the different types of cooling towers followed by a brief section on management, treatment and monitoring. Overall, the new elements of information and guidance relate to the general operation of the cooling tower to reduce fouling and corrosion.

It is not clear whether these were intentionally deleted or lost in the editorial process leginella it would seem sensible to follow the original guidance. The chapter on requirements of a cooling water treatment programme actually contain very few requirements or usable guidance other than Table 1.

The control of Legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems Part 2: There are also a couple of issues that have apparently been deleted such as cleaning water softeners and legionellaa the inlet temperature to TMVs. This fourth edition of the ACOP and guidance on regulations contains revisions to simplify and clarify the text.


On the other hand employers must now provide information and training to all staff that might influence the risk exposure, not just those those appointed to carry out control measures.

However, much of the new text is background information rather than specific guidance.

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Plant operators only need to ensure that their operating and maintenance regime for the cooling towers is sufficiently well documented to meet the requirements of the ACOP, both in terms of written procedures and the recording of tests and inspections.

The O8 itself is little changed apart from the introductionwith most of the wording identical to the original. Please choose one of the following: Contact us Book a collection New Customer Guide. There is also a desire to simplify the bureaucracy for very small businesses legionslla. Close Optional library advanced search: Maintenance activity may have to be adjusted to meet the new guidance on fouling though it is likely that contractors following good practice would already comply.

The new text mentions evaporative air cooling using evaporation directly or indirectly to cool ventilation air but then clouds the issue by suggesting that these systems may or may not require notification under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulation.

A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size. This book is aimed at dutyholders, including employers, those in control of premises and those with ldgionella and safety responsibilities for legionellla, to help them comply with their legal duties in relation to legionella.

There are some additional tasks associated with dental equipment but otherwise the scope and frequency of monitoring and maintenance is the same as previously. See also Legionella legionellw Legionnaires’ disease The health and safety toolbox.