Business reviews following outbreak of Legionnaire’s

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BUSINESSES are being reminded to tell Doncaster council if they have any wet cooling systems in the light of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Companies are required by law to notify the council of any cooling systems, such as cooling towers, humidifiers, emergency showers and evaporative condensers, which they operate.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for environmental protection, said: “The reason for this notification process is to identify where potential sources of risk are located to enable an efficient response in the event of an outbreak.

“Even once a company has registered a cooling system, they will need to make us aware of any changes to the information provided and this includes telling us if the cooling system is no longer in use.

“We are in the process of writing to businesses to ask them to review information previously provided.”

The warning comes after an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease in Edinburgh which has killed at least two people.

Businesses should contact the council on 01302 736000 or by completing a form under online services at www.doncaster.gov.uk/environmentalhealth

For more information on the disease go to www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires