Legionella and the landlord’s responsibility
If you own a property, you have to understand what Legionella is, how you can combat its risks and what you need to do from a health and safety perspective.
Legionella is bacteria found in natural water sources and modern water systems. It can cause Legionnaires’ Disease, which is a form of pneumonia, and it can affect people through their water systems or in showers and swimming pools. The bacteria is inhaled, usually carried in steam, rather than ingested through the stomach.
Mayne Gas Heating can help you identify and access sources of Legionella and provide advice on what to do to control it.