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NSW Health issues Legionella warning as state reopens

NSW Health is reminding building owners, occupiers, and the water treatment industry of their responsibility to ensure that cooling water systems are maintained effectively in accordance with the Public Health Regulation 2012. “Businesses reopening their premises during the easing of COVID-19 restrictions should pay particular attention to ensuring their cooling water system servicing regimen is […]

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Legionnaires’ cases highlight risk for restarting buildings

As more workers return to their offices, businesses in NSW and Victoria have been warned about the risks of Legionnaires’ disease in hibernating buildings. Several Legionnaires’ disease cases have been notified to NSW Health, representatives of which have visited different areas of Sydney. “Cooling water systems can be a source of Legionella bacteria that cause […]

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Legionella on the rise in Sydney

As governments begin easing COVID-19 restrictions, the NSW Ministry of Health (NSW Health) has issued a reminder that building owners and occupiers have a legal obligation to ensure air conditioning cooling towers are properly maintained, to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. “There has been an increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease across the Sydney […]