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21/05/2020

HSE warns of Legionella risks because of water stagnation during the outbreak

Subject: Health and safety at work

Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE has reminded employers, the self-employed and people in control of premises, such as landlords, that they have a duty to identify and control risks associated with legionella. If a building has been closed or had reduced occupancy during the coronavirus outbreak, water system stagnation can occur due to lack of use, increasing the risks of legionnaires’ disease.  HSE has detailed guidance on managing legionella risks during the outbreak and how to protect people when the water system is reinstated or returned to use.

Safety alert on vehicles with air suspension systems

 

HSE has issued a safety alert for those carrying out, or responsible for, work on vehicles with air suspension systems. It has investigated several serious incidents involving air suspension systems on vehicles. The two main causes are:

* collapse of inadequately supported vehicles;

* unintended rupture or release of components from the air suspension system

The safety alert has more information, including actions that should be taken.

 

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