Are you at risk of a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak?
Legionnaires’ disease got its name following an outbreak of an illness causing severe pneumonia symptoms that occurred in a Philadelphia hotel hosting a convention of the American Legion in 1976. Contaminated water in the hotel’s cooling towers was inhaled via the air-conditioning system and led to widespread infection.
Hotel Café Royal - Case Study
Hotel Café Royal sought consistency in its health and safety practices to manage and control the risks of legionella bacteria in its water systems. To comply with legislation including the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), Hotel Café Royal needs to have policies and procedures in place to detect and if necessary treat water containing the legionella bacteria.