ACoP L8 and HSG274 - Legionella Regulations Guide

Your legal duties and obligations

Under the Health and Safety legislation, if you are responsible for managing premises like hotels, buildings, hospitals with cold or hot water supplies, you have certain duties to carry out.

The 5 Main Principles of L8 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance

  • Risk Assessment
  • Controlling the risk with a prepared written plan
  • Implement, maintain and monitor precautions
  • Keep reports of precautions
  • Have a designated responsible person

The full book can be downloaded for free here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l8.pdf

ACoP L8 is supported by HSG274 Health & Safety with an additional guide named “Legionnaires’ disease: Technical guidance” that provides guidance on operation and management of evaporative cooling systems, hot and cold water systems and many other.

HSG274 Guidance is split into three parts:

  • The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems (57 Pages)
  • The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems (65 Pages)
  • The control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems  (8 Pages)

Each part is available for free in a PDF format here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg274.htm

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Jim