Legionella is the waterborne bacteria responsible for the deadly Legionnaire’s Disease. Industries that use water in production processes or in the workplace can harbor the bacteria, which thrives in warm water.
At risk businesses include:
- Hotels and restaurants
- Residential complexes
- Commercial buildings
- Industrial companies (cooling towers and air-conditioning)
- Sports halls, swimming and leisure pools, spas and saunas
- Dental practices
- Hospitals and care homes
Performing regular examinations of water quality is proven to help mitigate the risk of Legionella contamination.
SGS legionella testing services
Our field specialists and accredited laboratories offer a wide range of services to help businesses avoid legionella contamination. These include:
- Sample collection and laboratory analysis
- Hygiene audits
- Indoor climate control
- Risk management planning
In addition, we can help you develop workplace design and equipment maintenance guidelines to mitigate against the possibility of Legionnaire’s Disease.
Why choose SGS?
With a global network of accredited laboratories and environmental experts in most territories, SGS can help your business drastically reduce the possibility of Legionella contamination. Utilizing SGS’s capabilities will make a valuable addition to your health and safety guidelines and help you meet your regulatory and risk management requirements.
For more information about legionella monitoring, contact your local SGS office.