Legionella Compliance

Albion Water Treatment provide compliance in all aspects of water hygiene.

Legionella Control

From healthcare to manufacturing through the built environment and commercial office space, our team of experts are on hand to guide and support you in the control of Legionella in water systems and compliance with the requisite legislation.

What Is Legionella?

Legionella is a naturally-occurring bacteria that lives in water environments like lakes and rivers. However, the bacteria can also grow in water systems, like cooling towers or hot and cold water systems. In these man-made systems, conditions can be just right – with optimal temperatures and an aerosol formed – to pass on bacterial infections such as Legionnaires’ disease. This type of pneumonia can be fatal for high-risk groups.

More information on Legionella and your responsibilities around the bacteria is available at hse.gov.uk.

Legionella Testing

Albion Water Treatment is fully conversant with established guidance such as HSG 274, the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems, or for healthcare premises, the HTM 04-01.

From small domestic systems to complex cooling tower applications, we can service your needs.

Our team of Legionella experts are trained and qualified post graduate biologists so you can be assured that you receive the very best advice to ensure compliance with Legionella regulations.

Covid and Legionella

As buildings reopen following the relaxing of government rules around Covid, the risk of Legionella is high. 

Systems such as hot and cold water systems, cooling towers or showers with much reduced usage, or those which have been stagnant for over a year are now at high risk of developing Legionella if they are not recommissioned in a safe way. They’re designed to be used at a certain capacity and regularity, and using them much less than this, or switching them off altogether, means that they’ll need cleaning and disinfecting, and could also mean that your risk assessment is outdated.

The Legionella Control Association has confirmed that the Health and Safety at Work Act still applies, and even throughout this time, dutyholders must take reasonably practicable steps to control risk from Legionella. Contact us for more advice.