Legionella testing licence renewed

Exova Food and Consumer Products has had its Legionella Control Association (LCA) certificate renewed as the licence to help combat the disease becomes increasingly important.

Renewal of the licence demonstrates a commitment to best practice in the water treatment industry and combating legionella and other water-born bacteria, with outbreaks of legionnaires in the UK making membership a key requirement.

The management of legionella is covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations, with more specific details issued in the Health Standard Committees Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP L8), issued by the HSE in January 2001.

Simon Turner, director for Exova Food and Consumer Products Europe, said: “We are committed to this area of work so gaining renewal of this certificate is crucial for us as we expand our services to ensure our customers receive the best qualified, professional advice available anywhere.”

Recent investment by Exova Food and Consumer Products has included an improved courier service for the Camberley laboratory, a new drop-off at Edmonton for London customers, further equipment at Hillington in Scotland and further drop-offs at Belshill and Glerothes for Scottish customers.

Exova provides a comprehensive range of accredited microbiological water quality testing services to determine any contamination in drinking water.

It offers industry best practice on water quality testing including the provision of free sterilized sample containers and water sample collection via a specialist courier team. In the UK, all of this is managed and monitored electronically through the online Exova Advantage system.