J - Premises Management & Development - Part IV - R&M Management
Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which can affect anybody, but which affects those who are susceptible because of age, illness, immunosuppression, smoking etc. It is caused by the bacterium Legionella Pneumophila and related bacteria, and the condition can be fatal in approximately 12% of reported cases.
It is important that basic measures are taken to ensure the elimination of any immediate risks.
Premises managers and headteachers have a duty to ensure that the guidance is implemented in premises under their control and that personnel responsible for carrying out the control measures have the necessary competence. Where the above expertise is not possessed by staff, it may be necessary to enlist the help of appropriate competent contractors and property advisers.
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