The European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease

Latest update: 17/04/2020

Although the page focuses on travel associated Legionnaires' disease, there are valuable documents that can be used in prevention of risk at work. The guidelines outline a standard approach to control and prevention of travel associated Legionnaires' disease across all European countries.

Parts 3-4 of the guidelines are technical and are written for engineers and people involved with maintenance of water systems in hotels and other buildings.

There are Supplements with occupational health and safety aspects:

  • Technical Guidelines for the Control and Prevention of Legionella in Water Systems includes detailed information on type of risk system and their design and contruction, operation, maintenance, treatment, cleaning and disinfection, biocides and the protection of associated personnel.
  • Treatment methods for cooling systems, hot and cold water systems and spa pools.

The document was produced by members of the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires’ Disease and the European Working Group for Legionella Infections, updated in 2005.

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