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Cibse publishes new Legionella standards

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (Cibse), has published a revised version of its industry guidance TM13: Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Cibse said TM13 would ‘set authoritative standards to help reduce risk and provide further understanding on control measures’.

In the UK, Legionella management is primarily driven through The Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8 and TM13 will help to meet these requirements, Cibse said. The guide is aimed at practitioners involved in the design, installation, commissioning, operation or maintenance procedures of water systems within a building, from cooling towers to spa baths.

“The engineering of systems is important to maintain efficient safety but when managerial and operational procedures fail, this will also increase risk”, the body added.

Greg Davies, who chaired the TM13 working group for Cibse said: “The guidance has been revised and updated to reflect the legal, environmental and technological advances we have seen over the past decade.”

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