Legionnaire’s disease

Legionnaires’ Test & Disinfection Certificates

It is a requirement for landlords and places of residence to provide a safe environment for their tenants to live in.

The Health and Safety Executive have stated that it is the law that hot and cold water installations shall be assessed for the level of risk they pose.

Neat Heat Ltd can provide a risk assessment report of your property, assess whether changes need to be made to remove the risks, and disinfect any infected installations.

What is Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age but some people are at higher risk including:

  • people over 45 years of age
  • smokers and heavy drinkers
  • people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
  • diabetes, lung and heart disease
  • anyone with an impaired immune system

(extract taken from HSE website)

Follow this link to visit the HSE website to learn more http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires