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Regular monitoring of water cooling systems, air conditioning systems, hot water systems, fountains, swimming pools and spas by sample collection and laboratory analysis.

Legionella is the waterborne bacteria responsible for the deadly Legionnaire’s Disease. Industries that use water in production processes or in the workplace can harbour 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)
  • Shipping
  • Schools
  • 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. Utilising 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.