The Legislation


To control and prevent outbreaks of Legionnaire's disease, there are various laws requiring people operating water systems to ensure they are operated and managed in such away as to prevent the risk of exposure.

The approved code of practice, ACoP L8, must be adhered to comply with the legal duty.

The code identifies a dutyholder (Landlord) who is expected to appoint a responsible person (Landlord / Managing Agent). The responsible person can then employ the services of a company to complete the assessments.