Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks have radically changed ideas towards air conditioning preventative maintenance.
Employers are legally liable if air conditioning systems are not maintained. Cooling water towers and air conditioning filters need to be cleaned and serviced regularly to avoid bacteria.
Extensive information on this subject is available from our engineering department.
The first known outbreak of Legionnaires Disease was at a convention for ex-service personnel in Philadelphia USA, in 1976. A total of 221 people contracted the disease and 34 died. Most of those that died were Legionnaires and that’s how the disease got it’s name.