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Whilst we’ve been enjoying the soaring temperatures over the summer holidays, the water systems in your schools may have suffered as warmer temperatures increase the risk of Legionella.
Legionella bacteria multiplies where temperatures are between 20-45°C.
It thrives in warm, stagnant water environments such as hot water cylinders and cold-water storage tanks that are prone to heat gain and the extreme summer temperatures may have created the perfect breeding ground to create Legionella risks in your water systems.
Areas in your school that could be affected are:
To reduce the Legionella risk and to ensure the safety of all staff, children and visitors, it is the duty holder’s responsibility to appoint a competent person or contractor to carry out regular maintenance checks. All of the checks must be recorded in a suitable logbook and should be available for inspection as required. If you carry out any maintenance work on your water systems, you are required to review your Legionella risk assessment or carry out a new one if you have made major changes that make the existing assessment invalid.
If you would like to talk to our water hygiene team about how we can assist you with your water systems please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Manchester 0161 872 7111 or London 0203 384 6175