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Legionella bacteria are a type of bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease, a serious form of pneumonia. The bacteria can grow in water systems that are warm and stagnant, such as hot water systems, cooling towers, and spa pools.
A Legionella risk assessment is a process that identifies and assesses the risks of exposure to Legionella bacteria in a particular environment. The purpose of a risk assessment is to identify any potential sources of exposure and develop strategies to mitigate the risk of infection.
A Legionella risk assessment should be carried out by a qualified professional. The assessment will typically involve the following steps:
Identify the potential sources of Legionella bacteria.
Assess the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.
Develop and implement control measures to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.
The control measures that are implemented will depend on the specific risks identified in the risk assessment. Some common control measures include:
Maintaining hot water temperatures above 60 degrees Celsius.
Maintaining cold water temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius.
Flushing the water system regularly.
Cleaning and disinfecting the water system regularly.
Installing a water treatment system.
Legionella risk assessments are an important part of protecting people from Legionnaires' disease. By carrying out a risk assessment, you can identify and reduce the risks of exposure to Legionella bacteria, and help to keep people safe.
If you have any concerns about Legionnaires' on your property, please Contact Bullseye Services now.
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