Legionella Control for the Retail Sector

The retail sector occupies a wide range of building types ranging from smaller shops to larger high street stores, shopping centres and retail parks.

All retail premises employing 5 people or more are required to have a written control scheme and legionella assessment to comply with the rquirements of:

ACoP L8 and the associated guidance set out in HSG274 Parts 2 and 3

Installed water services range from simple mains fed systems with hot water supplied by low risk point of use water heaters to large tank fed systems operated by shopping centre management.

Shared occupation of premises is a paricular feature of the retail sector often leading to misunderstanding between the parties concerning responsibilities for legionella control. Regular re-fits and changes of use can lead to increased legionella risk from oversized systems and redundant facilities.

With more than 100 retail clients in the UK and Ireland Watertec has a sound understanding of the retail sector and acknowledged experts in the supply of effective legionella control solutions.