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Legionella Control Association

Key Environmental Services Limited is a registered member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA), whose membership comprises services and products concerned with the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.

Requirement 1 of the LCA's 9 service provider requirements is that our members ensure their clients are made aware of their legal obligations with regard to Legionella Legislation.

The HSE leaflet: A brief guide for dutyholders - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg458.pdf briefly describes the obligations of a duty holder with regards to legionella.  We recommend you take the time to read this leaflet as a starting point.

The hierarchy of legal, guidance and British Standard documents are outlined below:

  • The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999 (MHSWR)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (COSHH)
  • Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992
  • ACoP and Guidance L8 2013
  • HSG274 Technical Guidance
  • BS8580-1:2019
  • HTM 04-01
  • HTM 01-05
  • HSG 220 Care Homes
  • HSG 282 – Spa Pools

Key Environmental Services are a member of the LCA for the following services:

  • Hot & Cold Water Monitoring and Inspection Services
  • Cleaning and disinfection services
  • Legionella Analytical Services
  • Plant & Equipment Services