You may know a lot or a little about Legionella, but what you need to know is that Nursing Homes face a greater risk and must have preventative measures in place. For a complete lowdown on Legionella in healthcare environments, read our blog here.
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by bacteria found in water. People at greater risk include:
- Anyone over 45 years old
- People with impaired immune systems
- Those suffering from respiratory, kidney, lung or heart problems
- People with diabetes, smokers and heavy drinkers
Good maintenance of water systems and proactive caution are vital preventative methods to reduce the risk of Legionella contamination.
Our LCA-certified engineers will tailor an action plan to your Nursing Home and provide health checks to monitor your water systems and minimise risks, keeping your business in line with The Health & Safety at Work Act. Get in touch online or call 0808 163 9660.