NEWS | BUPA fined £3m after Legionella death

A care home provider has been fined £3 million after an elderly resident fatally contracted Legionnaires’ disease. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found the care company had failed to: ·         safely manage the home’s hot and cold-water system during lengthy major refurbishment works by implementing necessary control and monitoring measures ·         […]

Legionella – The Facts

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It is clear that Legionella is a worldwide issue. This presents lots of questions. Is the Legionella situation improving over time? Are people sufficiently aware of the risks associated with the bacteria? Are sufficient control measures being adopted to comply with regulations? We explore these questions below. Is the Legionella situation improving? Recent research suggests […]

£1.8m Fine for Failing to Secure Legionella Risk

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G4S was ordered to pay £1.8 million for failing to protect workers from the risk of Legionnaires’ disease, a serious respiratory illness caused by airborne Legionella bacteria. The company pleaded guilty to charges under the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974, after failing to reduce the risk of staff and visitors getting Legionella […]

Legionella – Is Our Water Safe?

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Water is sometimes taken for granted. We drink from the tap and turn on the shower without a second thought. But have you ever stopped to think that your water may not be as ‘clean’ as you imagined? This article aims to raise awareness of Legionella bacteria, which are hidden ‘lesser known’ killers that might […]