The ‘hidden’ danger of legionella

2 deaths

In 2012, two customers and a delivery driver died from legionnaires disease arising from a display hot tub in the garden centre section of JTF warehouse in Stoke on Trent.

18 needed hospital treatment

The hot tub water had not been filtered or cleaned. A further 18 people caught legionnaires disease and needed hospital treatment.

£1M fine

In 2017 the firm was fined £1 million in Stafford Crown Court.

Legionella solutions for lasting compliance

Some businesses don’t recognise Legionella risks until it’s too late – but delaying your legal duties can lead to serious staff health issues and significant HSE penalties. 

Take steps to eliminate bacteria-borne health hazards with a comprehensive Southalls risk assessment, compliant to the L8 approved code of practice: 

A health and safety specialist will visit your site to identify harmful bacterial sources

We’ll create a practical Legionella management programme to solve immediate contamination problems and prevent future flare ups

You’ll remain confidently compliant thanks to proactive monitoring and record keeping support that tracks temperature testing, cleaning and sampling/water hygiene testing

Cover the entire Legionella control cycle with clear, cost-conscious assessment services from Southalls’ experienced H&S consultants.

Leeds Galvanising and Powder Coating Ltd.

"Having worked extremely closely with Southalls for many years now we remain delighted with their personal approach and desire to understand our business. They continue to provide a very much ‘hands-on’ service in all areas and give us great confidence that we’re on the right track in building a safer environment for all our staff. We certainly would not look elsewhere for an outsourced H&S advisor and look forward to working together in the future."

Peterborough Keys Academies Trust

"We have received excellent service from Southalls from the outset of our professional relationship. (...) Choosing Southalls to provide this has proved a masterstroke, as they have combined the convenience of the Safety Cloud platform with the personal, diligent and professional support of a dedicated consultant on hand to support and guide through all of the complexities of health & safety obligations."

Express Ways Ltd

"All I can say is a big THANK YOU! Been a great help and would recommend you to anybody that ever needs any H&S help."

Birmingham Airport

"An excellent company with an in-depth knowledge of health and safety. The team understand the demands placed on a 24/7 operation, and are always available to support us."

Le Bistrot Pierre Restaurants

"I can state categorically that we have been delighted with the service – without Southalls our restaurants would not be as safe, clean and well run."

Need a hand solving specific H&S issues?

Our services cover essential employer H&S requirements – such as fire risk assessments and RIDDOR support – as well as industry-specific compliance concerns including workplace noise, food hygiene and COSHH.