Legionnaires’ disease is a rare but potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People catch Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air which contain the Legionella bacterium.
AESG Legionnaires’ Control
Outbreaks, whilst rare, generally occur from purpose-built water systems where temperatures are warm enough to encourage growth of the bacteria, e.g. in cooling towers and from water used for domestic purposes in buildings such as hotels.
Legionella bacteria thrive in temperatures between 20 and 45 degrees Celsius, which makes the Middle East region particularly susceptible to outbreaks.
The proper management and control of Legionella risks in buildings substantially reduces and can eliminate the risks of outbreaks.
AESG have in-house Legionella Control (LC) certified engineers that can identify and provide effective mitigation to Legionella risks during building design, construction and operation.
In conducting Legionella Risk Assessments and Legionella Management Plans, AESG follow the UK Approved Code of Practice (L8) requirements.