New duty for agents to check for legionnaire’s disease
A new duty has fallen on letting agents and landlords – to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action.
The Health and Safety Executive has released a revised Approved Code of Practice:Legionaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems.
It underlines legal requirements for landlords and managing agents to ensure that the risk from exposure to legionella from all water systems in residential rental premises is controlled.
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