Legionella in schools

Legionella in schools

DATE:
28/09/2016

Comfort Services Group Limited has created a web page dedicated to raising awareness of the potentially harmful threat of Legionella in Schools, Colleges and Universities.

It is a fantastic guide to help Headteachers and other duty holders to be aware of their responsibilities to prevent and manage the bacteria.

The guide provides information about Legionella, information about schools legal responsibilities as well as suggestions of how to identify, prevent and control the risk.

We are already working with a number of schools in Essex. If you would like to arrange a visit from a water hygiene expert please call Comfort today on 01206 247010.

Please click here to view.

Legionella Outbreak and Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Legionella Outbreak and Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) released a bulletin announcing that a Legionella outbreak occurred in the Midlands this past month, during the COVID-19 lockdown. According to the BBCand Public Health England, six people ended up in a hospital in West Bromwich, with what is suspected to be Legionnaires’ disease. The source of the outbreak is still being investigated.

The HSE has reminded employers, the self-employed, facility managers and landlords that it is their duty to identify and control risks associated with Legionella and provided guidance on how to prevent an outbreak. Some of this guidance includes reviewing your risk assessment and running your systems before occupants re-enter a building. Most importantly, you should work with a trusted professional as soon as possible, to ensure you have taken the proper precautionary steps to prevent an outbreak in your building. 

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Deadly bug victim was 2 HOURS from dying after contracting Legionnaires' disease at Lifestyles leisure centre - Daily Gazette
Deadly bug victim was 2 HOURS from dying after contracting Legionnaires' disease at Lifestyles leisure centre - Daily Gazette

Today our local paper has reported a distressing story of a pensioner and former soldier that contracted the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ Disease from a local leisure centre. It is also reported that the leisure centre was closed for nearly 3 months while tests and decontamination work was carried out.

How could this affect you?

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Legionella can do more than make people sick, it can ruin the reputation of the building
Legionella can do more than make people sick, it can ruin the reputation of the building

Comfort Services Group has put together a handy guide for employers and landlords to assist them with the Legionella responsibilities. 

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