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Please refer to the following links for the latest legislation regarding legionella:

  • Click here for a guide for Employers' Legionnaires Disease.
  • Click here for Control of Legionella in Wet Cooling Systems.
  • Click here for Control of Legionella - An Investigation of Outbreaks (And Single Cases) of Legionellosis from Water Systems Incorporating Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensors.

For further information on legionella please refer to the following sources:

Legionnaires Disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved code of practice and guidance. L8, Health and Safety Executive, 2000. ISBN 0717617726. Available from HSEBooks.

Other sources of Information

If you need further help, staff at our national contact centre (HSE Infoline - tel: 08701 545500 or email: )

The Public Health Laboratory Service protects the population from infection by working with others to control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases ÔÇô for more information about Legionnaires disease visit their website at



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