Legionella Treatment Ensures the Public Is Kept Safe

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

In our work at Howlett Associates, we know how important it is to keep the public safe from waterborne pathogens and disease. We comply with the UK’s requirements on keeping people disease-free and secure from such illnesses as Legionnaire’s disease. We make sure that facilities follow Legionella treatment processes that ensure workers and visitors are kept safe from water sources that may cause sickness or the pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease.

Influencing Public Safety

Legionella treatment processes must adhere to the guidelines established by the Health and Safety Commission as well as the UK Health & Safety Executive L8. We at Howlett Associates offer a risk assessment that serves to confirm that companies follow these high standards of safety.

Eliminating Complications

Undoubtedly, it is essential that Legionella treatment processes are followed by facilities and companies as Legionnaire’s disease is a pneumonia that can prove to be fatal in some cases. Besides the symptoms of lethargy, headache and general malaise, complications from the ailment can lead to such conditions as septic shock.

Septic Shock: A Complication of Legionnaire’s Disease

Septic shock can occur when the blood pressure suddenly drops, which significantly reduces the circulation to vital organs, especially to the brain and kidneys. In turn, the heart, in an effort to compensate, tries to pump more blood throughout the system. However, the extra load reduces the flow even more.

Toxin Accumulation

Toxins can also build up in the system as the result of failing kidneys – another reason why we, at Howlett Associates, are devoted, along with the government, to keeping Legionnaire’s disease out of public places and businesses.

Established Criteria

We want to serve the needs of both the government and the public. That is why our risk assessments for Legionella and other waterborne pathogens have been made the established criteria for preventing illnesses in commercial and public establishments.

Legionella Risk Assessment Prevents Problems with Legionnaire’s Disease

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Our job at Howlett Associates is to make sure that the pipes that carry potable water are free of Legionella bacteria or the germ that carries the pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease. That is why we also conduct Legionella risk assessment tests on areas where the water can convey an aerosol type spray. These plumbing spots can include cooling towers, spa baths, showers, air conditioning humidifiers, and irrigation systems.

We Comply With the UK Governmental Standards for Risk Assessment

We work to comply with the UK government’s requirement that all water systems be evaluated with a legionella risk assessment test. As a result, our Legionella risk assessment is conducted so that it features an overview of a facility’s maintenance and design as well as the treatment programs that are used to minimise the danger associated with waterborne disease.

Our Legionella risk assessment and our other programmes, which address waterborne diseases, have been established in accordance with the guidelines set by the UK Health & Safety Executive L8 and HSC (Health and Safety Commission).

A Commitment to Public Safety

That is why our company is fully committed to running the tests necessary to make sure that workers in buildings and the public are kept safe. Although anyone can contract the Legionella bacterium, the people who are the most susceptible to the disease include smokers, individuals with weakened immune system and people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, cancer, kidney disease or emphysema.

Because Legionnaire’s disease can be the cause of life-threatening complications, we make every effort necessary to make sure our Legionella risk assessment renders a safe and disease-free workplace. Complications that can result from the pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease can include septic shock, respiratory failure or acute kidney failure.

We at Howlett Associates assess Legionella risk by requiring a site survey and a review of a facility’s water systems. We overview existing records and look at the lines of responsibility as well as an asset register that covers all plant and services.