Legionella has become a growing concern for thousands of property managers across the UK who are responsible for public buildings, particuarly in the light of outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in both Edinburgh and Stoke last year.
Most commonly found in sources of water, Legionella bacteria can contaminate building water systems and services, such as domestic hot and cold water, cooling towers, ventilation and air conditioning systems, etc. If the bacteria are allowed to multiply and then become released into the air in water droplets, they can present a very serious health issue for the occupants.
The Chartered Institute for Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has warned that large buildings, such as hotels, hospitals, museums and office blocks, are more vulnerable to Legionella contamination because they have larger, more complex water supply systems in which the bacteria can quickly spread. As a useful references tool for facilities managers, CIBSE has issued a new guide, entitled, 'TM13: Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease'.
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