Legionella bacteria is the name given to a group
of bacteria that is commonly found in the
environment, which can cause a range of diseases
that are collectively called legionellosis. A
potentially fatal form of legionellosis is
called legionnaires disease, which is a type of
pneumonia which can be fatal in approximately
12% of reported cases. Legionellosis is
normally contracted by inhaling legionella
bacteria, either in tiny droplets of water or in
droplet nuclei (the particles left after the
water has evaporated) contaminated with
Health and safety legislation makes it a legal
requirement for employers to undertake suitable
and sufficient assessments to identify and
assess the risk of exposure to legionella
bacteria from work activities and water systems
on their premises.
Environmental Consulting's legionella risk assessments are
conducted in accordance with the Control of Legionella
Bacteria in Water Systems - Approved Code of Practice (L8).
Our assessment covers hot and cold water systems.
Identify and evaluate potential sources of
risk from legionella bacteria.
Identify the particular means by which
exposure to legionella bacteria is to be
Where prevention is not reasonably
practicable, the particular means by which the
from exposure to legionella bacteria will be