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RR140 - Evaluation of HSC's ACOP and guidance "Legionnaires disease: the control of legionella bacteria in water systems" (L8)

Sets out the findings of a research study of industry's views of HSC Approved Code of Practice and Guidance "Legionnaires' disease: Control of legionella bacteria in water systems" (L8) published in 2000. L8 replaces the 1995 version of L8 together with technical guidance document (HSG70) and the hot and cold water supplement to the technical guidance (MISC 150). Questionnaires were sent to approximately 6,000 individuals and organisations resulting in 979 responses. In general, most respondents were satisfied with the amalgamation of the previous series of documents into L8 (2000). L8 was found to be easy to understand, although 18 per cent of "Enforcement officers" found the document difficult to understand. The layout was found to be easy to follow with only 6 per cent of respondents rating the document either 'difficult' or 'very difficult'.

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Updated 2010-03-19