South East Laboratories Ltd., offer water testing for Legionella

legionella bacteria monitoring

South East Laboratories Ltd., are UKAS accredited for testing potable water such as taps, showers and wash rooms.

Microbiological testing:
Legionella species including pneumophila






legionella control association guidelines

UKAS Accredited testing

Send your water samples - minimum volume recommended: 1 Litre - to South East Laboratories Ltd., and we will assess the presence/absence and concentration of Legionella in your systems.
Our accredited laboratory ensures precise and accurate legionella counts for clients in the building services sector providing water control monitoring and risk assessments, or for those directly responsible for risk management procedures for Legionella in their properties or facilities.

Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever

Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia, is a respiratory infection caused by Legionella pneumophila. Other Legionella species could be a potential health risk as well (Pontiac fever). Moreover, they are an indicator of potential presence of Legionella pneumophila.
The infection is consequence of inhalation of water aerosols carrying the bacteria. Any water system could be a source of Legionella given the right conditions (dead legs, stagnant water, hot temperature between 25-45 degrees Celsius). Showers and taps are between the most common sources of Legionella infections

Legionella Testing and the Law

Protect your business and home. Reduce the risk of Legionella contamination by regularly monitoring your water systems. Remember, it is a legal requirement for all business in UK to have a scheduled risk assessment for Legionella presence in their water systems.

  • Legionella risk assessment and management procedures icluding testing are required by law
  • They are a statutory requirement under the  HSWA,MHSWR and COSHH.
  • Legionella Risk Assessments should meet the requirements of the HSE’s ACoP L8 regulations
  • BS 8580:2010 is the latest British Standard relating to Legionella
  • Legionella Risk Assessments are an essential step in protecting your employees and the public from exposure to Legionella bacteria
  • The current HSE legionella guidelines are available to download here.

    More Information

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    South East Laboratories

    We offer a full range of high quality analytical services for Potable water, Process water, Surface water and Recreational water.
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    UKAS Accredited

    UKAS 9856 smlSouth East Laboratories Ltd., has received UKAS accreditation for water testing for process, potable, recreational and surface water.
    This includes both chemical and microbiological analysis. We test water for business, leisure and domestic premises.

    The full certification is available
    to view on the UKAS website

    First Class Service

    At South East Laboratories we provide our clients with a professional service to maintain a personal approach to our analytical testing.

    Customers have constant access to test results in our Lab Portal service and our guidance and advice is always available to solve specific needs.

    Contact Us

    South East Laboratories Ltd

    Unit 1A, Medway City Estate
    Whitewall Road
    ME2 4EW