Legionella Control
Health Care & Homes for elderly people

Second Element is acutely aware that healthcare facilities are among the most at risk from legionella bacteria, legionellosis and Legionnaires’ disease.

The need for us to respect patients and residents space and feelings,  minimise the disruption our presence may have, and conduct our works on your behalf in a professional and courteous manner forms the core of our policies for working in healthcare premises.  Second Element personnel undergo Enhanced Criminal Records Checks and are trained with regard to our method statements and policies for working with vulnerable people.

Extra vigilance is required to ensure the control regime is managed if potentially fatal consequences are to be avoided among the concentrations of high risk individuals. HTM 04-01. The control of Legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems builds on the HSC’s Approved Code of Practice for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems, (L8) and provides additional guidance to those involved with the control of Legionella in healthcare environments.


What our clients say:

    • Legionella control in action: Portfolio Manager – Housing Association
    • Due to social or health factors some of our service users are especially vulnerable; we have been pleased with Second Element’s flexible approach in meeting the needs of our vulnerable residents.

    • Legionella Control in Action: Purchasing Officer – Local Authority
    • We confirm that Second Element is trusted with our legionella control at over 1000 properties. We have chosen to work with Second Element year on year for seven consecutive years.


    • Legionella Control in Action: Water Management Team Leader – Local Authority
    • Our relationship with Second Element started a number of years ago after we tragically suffered a fatality at one of our premises; following a court case that required us to improve our legionella control systems, Second Element was appointed as our Legionella Consultant. Our specification to implement our legionella control regime to the highest standard, and the financial regulations’ requirements,  mean that we are required to continually test the market place for quality and value; we believe that Second Element are the best choice for peace of mind and quality