Legionella seminars

ANGUS Council has organised a series of seminars to give local employers information on how to prevent the spread of the Legionella bacteria.

The seminars will take place on Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11, and Friday, July 17, in Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar.

The council’s environmental health spokesman, Councillor Mairi Evans, urged local firms to take up the offer of a free place at one of the seminars which have been organised after contact from Angus businesses. It follows the recent Legionella outbreak in Edinburgh

She said: “It is important that employers don’t panic, but rather take sensible steps to manage Legionella and these seminars will raise awareness of health and safety legislation and how to control the risk from Legionella bacteria.

The seminars are appropriate for businesses with specific risk factors such as showers, water cooled systems, spas, and cooling towers.

Places can be booked by downloading an application form at http://www.angus.gov.uk/new/releases-archive/2012/10Julylegionellaseminar.pdf, http://www.angus.gov.uk/new/releases-archive/2012/11Julylegionellaseminar.pdf or http://www.angus.gov.uk/new/releases-archive/2012/17Julylegionellaseminar.pdf

Further information is available from Clare Ireland, 01307 473913, e-mail irelandc@angus.gov.uk.