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What is HSG 274?

HSG 274 is a guidance document for duty holders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties. These include identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a scheme to prevent or control risk, implementing, managing and monitoring precautions, keeping records of precautions and appointing a manager responsible for others.

The guidance gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 concerning the risk from exposure to legionella and guidance on compliance with the relevant parts of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The guidance is in three parts:

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What Acorn can do for you

At Acorn, we offer a wide range of Water Hygiene and Water Treatment services to help assist in the prevention of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.

This includes:

Risk Assessment

Corrective Remedial works

Hot and Cold Water Monitoring

Water Sampling

Cleaning and Disinfections

We offer assistance with water hygiene services throughout the North West. Whether you’re looking for assistance in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, York or Hull, we can help.

For more information to understand if your organisation is compliant and meeting set regulations, contact Acorn today.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, by managing systems where legionella is most likely found. Secondly, contacting a professional who can complete treatment on sources where the risk of legionella is high is also advised.

Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when water droplets containing Legionella bacteria enter a person’s lungs.

There is currently no cap on fines for Legionella. However, examples show companies being fined nearly £2 million after failing a legionella test

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