During the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries such as hotels, leisure facilities, offices, dental clinics, and hairdressers had to temporarily close with only essential businesses staying open. In many instances, closures happened with immediate effect leaving little to no time to carry out important checks.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued its concerns about employers neglecting their Legionella risk assessments during their business’ closure and after reopening. If your building was closed or had reduced occupancy during the first lockdown, water system stagnation may have occurred due to lack of use, increasing the risks of illnesses to the people on your premises. As an employer, you have a duty to protect your people by identifying and controlling risks associated with Legionella.
Our Health & Safety experts have created a brand-new guide outlining everything you need to know about the risks of legionella and how to prevent an outbreak by managing your risk assessments. To download your free copy, simply fill in your details in the form opposite.