Content originally from The Essex Alliance
Following easing of Govt local down rules as organisations are starting to consider how to return safely to using their premises Public Health England and the HSE have warned of the risk of Legionella growth in stagnant unused water systems in buildings which have been left unoccupied for weeks or months. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection. Don’t assume that because the water system on your premises was previously low risk, it will remain so after a period of disuse.
You can read more from the Health and Safety Executive website.