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Legionella Topic Guide Launched

13 November 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

BSRIA has released its second topic guide on the subject of Legionella. It is available to download free from its website.

 Said to be designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading, the guide – TG08/2015 ‘At a Glance’ – Legionella – is aimed at those looking for basic information about legionella including definition, history and prevalence.

There is also guidance on the relevant legislation and supporting documentation alongside some risk management tips to ensure compliance.

Commentary is provided by BSRIA’s Head of Energy & Environment, Reginald Brown as he examines cooling towers and whether they are beneficial to legionella management or prevent a higher risk.

“Despite the serious nature of legionella, the risk of legionnaires’ disease is relatively small, said Reginald Brown. “The risks in water systems can be almost eliminated through sensible design decisions and good standards of maintenance. This guide introduces you to the risks and can be used as an initial starting point in understanding how to manage said risks.”

For further information, visit the website:

Picture: Reginald Brown, BSRIA’s expert on legionella – recommends the latest topic guide on the subject

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 13 November 2015


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