Legionella Risk Assessments

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What Are Dead Legs & How They Pose a Risk to Building Water Systems?

A dead leg is a section of pipework that is either completely unused or has very little flow running through. This includes isolated branch lines, pipe sections with closed valves and pipes with one end-capped. Dead legs experience periods of no flow which leads to stagnation. Basically, any closed valve not connected to a fixture, …

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How to Manage Legionella Risks Before Business Reopening

COVID-19 has transformed the lives of everyone. As restrictions are relaxed and businesses look forward to reopening after lockdown, other health risks lurk out of sight close by. HSE has issued advice concerning an increased risk of legionella outbreak arising due to lockdown. Legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, are common in warm, freshwater …

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