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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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