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What are the risks of legionella bacteria?

What are the risks of legionella bacteria?

Legionnaires disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Legionella bacteria tend to live in natural water sources. However, can multiply to dangerous levels in underused water pipes, condensers and spas. Employers must consider the risk to employees and the public and take appropriate precautions.

A person in control of a premises must:

  • identify and assess sources of risk
  • prepare a scheme (or course of action) for preventing the risk
  • implement and manage the scheme
  • keep records and check that what has been done is effective

Legionella Awareness Training

Although Legionnaire's disease is usually easily treated with antibiotics, it can lead to long-term health problems and even death.

So, make sure you and your staff know what to look out for and learn how to protect your organisation from Legionella bacteria with our Online Legionella Awareness Training course.

It takes just 25 minutes to complete and will provide you with a certificate upon completion. Try it for free today!

If you would like to learn more about Legionella Bacteria, where it is found and Legionnaires Disease then visit the Legionella Hub for more information. Why not also browse our related courses such as infection control training.