Returning to Work Legionella Control
How safe is your water system?
The rush to get into lockdown in March, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, has potentially created other health and safety issues. As a result of people home working buildings have been left unoccupied and the water systems unused or underused. This lack of use will lead to water stagnation which coupled with our lovely, warm, weather will have created the perfect conditions for legionella growth Bacteria love to be warm, sheltered and have a food source. This legionella growth will have occurred in both the biofilm and the body of the water.
It is important to disinfected water systems prior to staff returning to work to ensure that the water is safe and legionella free.