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Practical advice on controlling legionella bacteria in water systems

Source: HSE

Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised the Legionnaires’ disease Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) (L8), removing the technical guidance which has been published separately online.

Highlighting the benefits of the change, Lorraine Medcalf, HSE’s Legionella policy lead, said: “The revised ACOP provides greater clarity for dutyholders on what constitutes legal requirements and what is guidance. Where possible we have simplified terminology.

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/practical-advice-on-controlling-legionella-bacteria-in-water-systems/?eban=govdel-press-release&cr=25-Nov-2013