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Health and Safety Manual Section L6 Legionella. Legionella. L6 is a single set of standards for the management of Legionella bacteria, based on the HSE publication: “The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems, Approved Code of Practice and Guidance”. Hazards.

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Legionella
Legionella

L6 is a single set of standards for the

management of Legionella bacteria, based

on the HSE publication:

“The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water

Systems, Approved Code of Practice and

Guidance”


Hazards
Hazards

  • Exposure to airborne Legionella bacteria


Standards
Standards

  • Risk assessment by

    a “competent person”, then:

  • Avoidance of exposure, OR:

  • A written scheme to control the risks, implemented and managed

  • Checking, inspecting and monitoring by:

    • CP

    • E&B

    • Colleges/Depts

  • Action taken when Action Limits exceeded


Risk controls
Risk Controls

  • Maintaining water at 20 to 50 degrees C

  • Avoiding stagnation

  • Avoiding nutrients in water

  • Keeping systems clean

  • Water treatment

  • Avoiding sprays/aerosols

  • Taking systems out of use

  • Flushing little-used outlets


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