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.