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Revision of BS 7592 for Legionella Sampling, have your say…

Jul 9, 2021

ALS actively supports standards development activities and believe that the involvement of standards users is vital to achieving resilient and relevant standards to help drive our industry forwards.

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is currently undergoing a revision for BS 7592:2008 “Sampling for Legionella bacteria in water systems - Code of practice” a draft is available for public comment until 9th August 2021.

Legionella bacteria testing is crucial in the prevention of Legionnaires disease; a lung infection, although uncommon it can be very serious.

The BSI are therefore keen to receive comments from the current users of the standard to ensure the revised version is robust and caters for the needs of all its users, this is the time to have your say and here’s how:

The draft can be viewed on, and comments submitted via, BSI’s Standards Development Portal (SDP):

If you have not used the site before you will be prompted to register on the BSI Standards Development Portal, free of charge, using your own email address and creating your own password. You will then be able to read and comment on the draft standard.

The deadline for comments is Monday 9th August 2021 and BSI advise the following:

  • not to wait until near the deadline to submit comments as it can take a little time to review and upload comments
  • please try to suggest a change for resolving your comments if possible, e.g. avoid just saying “This sentence is not clear”
Here at ALS, we offer two categories of Legionella testing; culture enumeration method including our award winning MALDI-ToF instant confirmation and additionally by Rapid Detection via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

For more information on Legionella analysis, sample containers, or for any other query, please contact us here, or contact your Client Service Co-Ordinator directly for further assistance.

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