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BSRIA revises legionella guides

BSRIA-legionellaUK: BSRIA has revised its legionella risk assessment and control publications.

Legionnaires’ Disease Risk Assessment (BG57/2015) has been written to provide a structured framework for a legionella risk assessment that may be carried out by a building manager, competent in-house staff or specialist consultants. It replaces BSRIA guide AG20/2000 and has been updated to take account of later standards and guidance documents including the 2013 edition of the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP L8) and associated guidance (HSG274 part 1-3).

The guide will assist the risk assessor to gauge the risk posed by legionella bacteria in a wide range of situations and where necessary make recommendations to reduce and control that risk. It contains editable pro-formas in the appendices that can be used as a template for the risk assessments.

The resulting risk assessment and evidence of the implementation of any recommendations allow the responsible person to show compliance with the relevant health and safety legislation.

This guide complements BSRIA’s Legionnaire’s Disease – Operation and Maintenance Log Book (BG58/2015) due for release April 2015. This guide will cover the recording of operation and maintenance data for risk systems and include a selection of editable forms for the common risk systems that can be used to create the log book.

The two guides can be ordered now as part of a set that replaces BSRIA’s previous Legionellosis Water Treatment set.

Further information and ordering from the BSRIA bookshop.

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