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If your industry uses water in production processes or in the workplace, you could be at risk of harboring dangerous legionella bacteria.

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SGS can help reduce the risk of contamination with legionella sampling and analysis. Call our experienced team today for a legionella risk assessment.

One of the most dangerous waterborne bacteria is legionella. Responsible for Legionnaire’s disease, it thrives in warm water and can be contained in water present in a number of industries. In workplaces, common sources can include industrial cooling water systems, central air conditioning systems, domestic hot water systems, fountains, swimming pools, spas and other sources that use the public water supply.

The types of business that can be affected are:

  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial companies (cooling towers and air-conditioning)
  • Shipping
  • Schools
  • Sports halls, swimming and leisure pools, spas and saunas
  • Dental practices
  • Hospitals and care homes

We can help you reduce the risk of contamination with regular examination of your water quality. This can decrease the likelihood of bacterial growth and drastically reduce future contamination. Our accredited teams have a wide experience in water analysis, examing over 15,000 samples of legionella each year. We can efficiently inspect all suspected risk locations and deliver speedy results within 48 hours.

Our accredited laboratories offer you independent sampling and analysis, hygiene audits, indoor climate control and risk and management planning. We can help you develop workplace design and equipment maintenance guidelines for those areas likely to contain legionella. Our management plan will be a valuable addition to your health and safety guidelines and help you meet regulatory requirements.

Take control of this important aspect of your workplace health and safety by calling our team today.