Legionella advice for Sandwell businesses

While work premises are temporarily closed during the coronavirus outbreak, please don’t forget to manage risks from legionella growth within water distribution systems feeding showers, kitchens and so on.

It will be particularly important to review the Risk Assessment and Scheme of Control when systems are re-commissioned after the shutdown.

Please refer to the ESGLI (Escmid Study Group for Legionella Infections) guidance for managing legionella in building water systems during the Covid-19 pandemic, available as a PDF here.

Here is a letter from the Environmental Health team at Sandwell Council. The team would also like to refer you to the Food Standards Agency and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

You can follow the council’s Environmental Health team on Facebook and on Twitter @SMBCenvhealth.

Think Sandwell has compiled many more coronavirus resources for businesses here.