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Approved Code Of Practice (ACOP) L8

Approved Code Of Practice (ACOP) L8

Action to prevent bacterial contamination of the water supply.

What is the ACOP L8?

These are guidelines to control the legionella bacterial in water systems.

What does ACOP L8, specifically, do?

This ACOP is designed to give assistance and practical advice concerning the risk from exposure as covered by both the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and COSH 1999 (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

It is split into two parts. The first covers issues of general safety, such as identification, assessment, prevention or control and risk management.

The second part covers more precise issues, including bacterial control within cooling or water systems, treatment programmes, system design of hot and cold water services ect.

Should you require any further information please visit the Health and Safety Executives web site by following the link below:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l8.htm