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THREAT OF LEGIONELLA DISEASE AFTER LOCKDOWN

By May 22, 2020 No Comments

 

THREAT OF LEGIONELLA DISEASE AFTER LOCKDOWN

Here is information on how to keep people safe.

You may already be aware but in a recent article The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors recently warned landlords, property owners and employers about the potential increased risk of Legionella as a result of the lockdown measures against COVID-19. This is because, with many properties being closed for a significant period of time, water tanks and plumbing systems are going unused. When stagnant, water is prone to microbiological contamination and poses a significant risk to building occupants on their return, if not treated correctly

Microbiological contamination includes algae and bacteria such as pseudomonas and Legionella – and these can cause serious health issues if they enter the human body. For example, if inhaled (usually from water droplets dispersed from outlets such as taps, showers, hot tubs and air-conditioning units), Legionella bacterium can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a serious and potentially fatal type of pneumonia. The HSE guidance for prevention of Legionnaires’ disease can be found here HSG-274.

Fernox supply a range of disinfection (Sterox tablets and Fernox LP Sterox) and descaling products (DS3 and Limescale Preventer), which when used in accordance with the HSE guidance can help protect occupants, building owners and landlords to stay safe.


LEARN ABOUT THE FERNOX LEGIONELLA PREVENTION PRODUCTS

As part of Fernox’s commitment to training, we hosted a webinar on Thursday 14th of May as part of the Installer Festival, answering questions live about the use of our Legionella prevention products.

Take a moment to watch the replay: