Why get a Legionella risk assessment and how often is it needed?

What is Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionella is the bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is dangerous and life threatening to people. Infection is caused by inhaling airborne droplets or particles containing viable Legionella. Legionella bacterium is found in some UK water supplies and certain processes increase the risk of the bacteria developing.

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