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Legionella risk after lockdown

Any businesses looking to re-open after being shut down should give due consideration to the risk of legionella to their water system.

“Simply reopening a building that has stood idle, without addressing the safety of its water system, is unacceptable and is likely to be in breach of the law.

“Buildings that have remained empty with static water systems, or those that have been subject to flushing that does not represent normal usage, are likely to require recommissioning.

“For very simple buildings flushing alone may be sufficient but for most buildings some form of disinfection is likely to be needed.”

Advice quoted from comprehensive document provided by the Legionella Control Association

Legionella Control Flowchart

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