Legionella prevention: lessons learned from the Barrow ...

May 17, 2022| ACoP L8 Legionella
Twenty years ago this August in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, seven people died, and 180 people became ill. The sickness was caused by an outbreak of ...

Can you catch Legionnaires’ disease from showers?

Apr 12, 2022| Legionella
Yes, you can catch Legionnaires’ disease from a shower. It is unlikely that you will catch the disease in your own home if you live there full time. ...

When to test for Legionella bacteria in water systems

Oct 6, 2021| Legionella
In 2020, there were 254 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.K., including an outbreak in West Bromwich during September.

Legionella control; how to safely reopen your building ...

Buildings or areas within buildings that have been little used over the last 12 months are likely to need additional  legionella control measures to ...

COVID19: the last lockdown?

WCS Group continue to operate in a safe and controlled manner during the current pandemic as identified "key workers", keeping water, air and ...

How to manage Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water ...

Feb 23, 2021| Legionella
Where conditions are right legionella bacteria can proliferate in hot and cold water systems.  Employers and landlords responsible for building ...

Locked down buildings need more than flushing to prevent ...

Following a report on Sky News headed ‘Businesses told to flush out water supply before reopening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria’, ...

Managing the risk of Legionella bacteria in commercial ...

Managing and monitoring a water system to inhibit Legionella is a legal requirement for every business occupying a commercial premise, with any water ...

What is the link between Legionnaires' Disease and Pneumonia

Nov 4, 2019| Legionella
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia, but what exactly is pneumonia? Pneumonia is the name given to an inflammation of the tissue in ...