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BSRIA publishes legionella topic guide

BSRIA, the test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation that provides services in the construction, building services and facilities management sectors, has released its second topic guide on the subject of legionella, introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading.

The guide is aimed at those looking for basic information about legionella including definition, history and prevalence. There is also guidance on the relevant legislation and supporting documentation alongside some risk management tips to ensure compliance.

Expert commentary is provided by BSRIA’s head of energy & environment, Reginald Brown, as he looks at cooling towers and whether they are beneficial to legionella management or prevent a higher risk.

Brown commented:

“Despite the serious nature of legionella, the risk of legionnaires’ disease is relatively small. The risks in water systems can be almost eliminated through sensible design decisions and good standards of maintenance. This guide introduces you to the risks and can be used as an initial starting point in understanding how to manage said risks.”

TG08/2015 ‘At a Glance’ – Legionella is free to download from the BSRIA website.

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