Legionella ACoP L8

This Approved Code of Practice and guidance gives practical advice on the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 1999, concerning the risk from exposure to Legionella bacteria.

The Code also gives guidance on compliance with the relevant parts of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Notice of approval; Acknowledgements; Introduction.

The Approved Code of Practice; Scope and application; Identification and assessment of the risk; Managing the risk: management responsibilities, training and competence; Preventing or controlling the risk from exposure to Legionella bacteria; Record keeping; Responsibilities of manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers.

Guidance on the control of Legionella in water systems; Cooling systems; Management of cooling towers; Treatment programmes; Monitoring; Cleaning and disinfection; Hot and cold water services; Design and construction; Management of hot and cold water systems; Treatment and control programmes; General monitoring; Cleaning and disinfection; Other risk systems; Protection of personnel.

Appendix 1: Recommended inspection frequencies for risk systems;

Appendix 2: Action in the event of an outbreak; Glossary; References and further reading.

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