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Legionella Risk Assessment


A businessman thought a decorative fountain would be a great for the lobby area of his restaurant. However maintenance was not a high priority, so it was not maintained properly.

Unfortunately, it caused a Legionella outbreak, many of the customers fell ill. The news of the family owned restaurants troubles spread in the community and press. After investigation Legionella, from the fountain, was later identified as the causative agent.

Weeks later, after gountain cleaning, and all the media hype had subsided the restaurant re-opened but the customers didn't return, the damage was already done, the business closed.

This is just one of many Legionella stories closing businesses.

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Legionella Risk Assessment

Kelcroft's Legionella Risk Assessment is a methodical engineering review and assessment of the systems in your building, campus, hotel or factory to identify any Legionella infection risk.

A Kelcroft assessment includes a review of facility design, operation, maintenance and any treatment programmes to help facilities owners minimise the risk of problems related to Legionella a potentially fatal waterborne pathogen, and insure compliance with applicable local and international guidelines, and regulations.

Building owners and operators have a fiduciary responsibility to protect the general public, their staff and occupants from health hazards. Employers also have duties, under the relevant labour ordinance, to provide a healthy and safe working environment for staff.

Whilst a risk assessment is no guarantee its the first step to understand and start to manage the risk of Legionellosis and Legionnaires’ disease infection in your workplace or facility.

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Hong Kong Government HQ Tamar Building

It will never happen to me.

In 2011 Legionella was discovered in the HKSAR flagship government headquarters. Micheal Suen education chief was diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease in December 2011, yet the building remains open.

The SCMP (unlinkable) reported on 3rd January 2012 that Legionella has now been uncovered in areas beyond the predicted 11th floor, including 15th floor and an area on the 1st floor and 2nd floor of the building.

Solutions

History has taught us that prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure, and too often we ignore that lesson, just hoping for the best is now a managemement strategy.

John Herbert
John Herbert in centre at Legionella Conference Hong Kong



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