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Legionella (HSE guidance)

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Legionella bacteria can multiply in water systems. Droplets released by water systems such as cooling towers, showers, taps, Jacuzzi and whirlpool spas can be inhaled and cause serious pneumonia-like illness following exposure. Specific controls are required in Guernsey.

  • Local Approved Code of Practice on controlling legionella

    • The Commerce and Employment Board (now Committee for Employment & Social Security) Approved a Code of Practice entitled pdf icon "The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems in Guernsey" (the ACoP) [1Mb] under the powers of the Health and Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey) Ordinance 1987. The ACoP requires those in control of buildings with cooling towers and water systems (property owner / facilities manager / building occupiers) to adopt suitable means to control Legionella in their premises. Therefore, water systems within the work place must not pose a risk to health so far as is reasonably practicable.
  • Guernsey requirements

    • The principal requirements of the ACoP are as follows:-
      • Survey, identify and assess the sources of risk;
      • Prepare a scheme (or course of action) for preventing or controlling the risk;
      • Implement and manage the scheme - appointing a competent person to be managerially responsible, sometimes referred to at the 'responsible person';
      • To provide training for persons with delegated responsibilities;
      • Implement a system for sampling to ascertain biological activity and biocide concentration and keep records of the results;
      • Monitor and keep records of water temperature in various parts of the system;
  • Reporting (RIDDOR)

    • In addition, under the Health and Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1987, Section 9 and Schedule 2 Part I (9), any positive Legionella results must be reported (online form) to the HSE regardless of the number of Colonies Forming Units (cfu) found.

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Legionella ACoP - Guernsey Reporting an Injury (Guernsey) Guidance Booklet

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