Last month BSI released its updated “British Standard BS 8580-1:2019 Water quality, risk assessments for Legionella control – Code of practice”. A substantial revision to the 2010 British Standard providing further guidelines for assessing water quality and the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.
With a notable increase in the annual number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in England and Wales – provisional Public Health England (PHE) figures show, subject to clarification over 530 cases reported in 2018, compared to approx. 450 in 2017 and approx. 360 in 2016 it is