Safety at events
Risk management and events, how to protect your staff, visitors and volunteers.
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease.
This is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, contracted by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols) suspended in the air, which contain the bacteria.
There may be an increased risk from legionella bacteria particularly if there are air conditioners and humidifiers; dead legs (dead end pipes) or long runs of pipe work containing warm water in the water system, and showers.
You may need to: