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avoiding sanitary risks – legal compliance with general regulations

what is it?

Legionella

…are bacteria present in various environmental media. They thrive in water environments, particularly at temperatures between 25°C and 43°C. It is important to control domestic hot water systems such as hot water tanks and drawing points, in particular showers and showerheads, cooling towers and all types of swimming pools, spas and leisure pools.

Legionellosis

…is a disease, more precisely a pneumopathy, a pulmonary infection caused by legionella bacteria. The contamination occurs by inhalation of fine droplets of contaminated water.

Prevention

Main general elements of legionella monitoring

– networks and installations inventory
– procedures and realisation of punctual and regular sampling
– analysis, interpretation of results and diagnosis
– identification of potential sources of contamination
– detailed analysis of risky processes such as cooling towers, misting installations, etc…
– general risk analysis
– management plan and implementation
– protection and prevention rules and measures
– disinfection programs

In addition, the requirements defined by the regulations in force on the territory and for the sectors of application.