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Revision of the Approved Code of Practice L8 (ACOP L8)

Health and safety information on managing and controlling legionella bacteria in water systems has been updated and clarified.

Legionella News – Compost Threat

The first substantial research into the presence of Legionella in UK compost has found that the bacteria exist in a significant number of commercial products.

Legionnaires' Disease – A victims account

Delivery driver Allan Bruce, 39, woke up face down on the floor with his smoke-alarm ringing after he lost consciousness while making toast.

Legionnaires' Disease - Renfrew area

A sixth case of Legionnaires' Disease has been identified by health officials in the Renfrew area.


Victim of Legionnaires’ Disease calls for answers

John McLaren is believed to have been the first victim in the city of Edinburgh to contract Legionnaires disease in what became a major Legionnaires disease outbreak.

The Control of Legionella bacteria in water systems - Consultative Document (CD258) available to view and Comment on

CD258 – Consultation on Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems (L8) 

This Consultative Document (CD258) sets out proposals from HSE to publish an updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Legionnaire’s disease: ‘The control of legionella bacteria in water systems’.

Legionella Control - Berkshire

Care home wash-basin was source of Legionella

Legionella Control - Deep clean for West Exe Technology College

Exeter school is undergoing deep cleaning after bacteria that can cause Legionnaires' disease was found in its water system.

Legionella Control - Report links hot tubs to Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed two men and left another 19 people in hospital last summer

Building owner and sub-contractor in court for safety failings at former Brewery

The owner of a former Burton upon Trent brewery and the sub-contractor on a project to refurbish it have been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings was uncovered.


Basildon Hospital guilty of legionella protection failures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted Basildon University Hospital under the Health and Safety at Work Act after they admitted failing to protect the public in Essex from the potentially fatal effects of Legionnaire's disease

HSE Website News

 Important Information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control.

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