If your building had been lying dormant during the pandemic, you will legally be required to undertake a water system check if you hadn’t already, before you reopened for business.
If the hot and cold water systems in your commercial establishment are not treated, harmful legionella bacteria can spread through water droplets, capable of causing severe health conditions and in some cases, have life threating consequences. If water is left stagnant for too long these bacteria can, and will grow to harmful levels in just a couple of weeks.
What could happen if Legionella is able to grow and spread?
If not prevented and if anyone in your premises were to inhale or consume these harmful legionella bacteria via water droplets, they would be at serious risk of developing Legionnaires disease.
What is Legionnaires disease?
Legionnaires disease is a dangerous and severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. The legionella bacteria causes inflammation of the lungs and can in some cases, cause serious long term health problems, even resulting in death.
What the law says
As listed under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), as an employer, or a person in control of the premises, you are responsible for health and safety and will be required to take the necessary precautions in order to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella.
What we do
Promptus Ltd provide a comprehensive solution to managing, monitoring and preventing the spread of legionella bacteria in all water system types, all remotely. Ensuring that your water systems remain safe and legally compliant with UK law.
To find out more about how we can help you prevent Legionella, remotely – get in touch with us via: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: 01604 696113.