We’ve created an interactive map that allows you to explore the National Guidelines for Legionella Control in water distribution systems in health and aged care facilities in each state of Australia.
The Guidelines have shifted the focus of Legionella risk management from warm water systems to the entire water distribution system of the facility (including incoming mains, all outlets, fire protection, irrigation and pools). The Guidelines do not apply to cooling towers, which are addressed at state and territory level.
The National Guidelines sit over each State’s regulatory framework providing “best practice” non-prescriptive guidance.
The control measures in place throughout Australia have legislative backing, although the means of enactment varies from State to State. Each State’s regulatory framework was enacted prior to the release of the National Guidelines for Legionella. The State framework provides a mixture of both prescriptive requirements and non-prescriptive recommendations.