Council serves Improvement Notice on National Museum of Scotland

The City of Edinburgh Council has served an Improvement Notice on the National Museum of Scotland as part of the ongoing Legionella investigation.

The notice, served under health and safety legislation, relates to staff training issues and not the operation of cooling towers.

It requires that the National Museum of Scotland ensure that key staff members are appropriately trained in the management of water systems, which includes overseeing the ongoing monitoring and maintenance regime undertaken by specialist contractors.

The notice, which was served yesterday, can be appealed by the company within the next 21 days.

The Improvement Notice does not mean the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street has been identified as the source of the outbreak.

Additional information:

Improvement Notices are subject to a 21-day appeal period and this should be made clear in any media reporting.

The City of Edinburgh Council is a member of the Incident Management Team (IMT), set up to investigate the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh.  They are currently inspecting relevant premises within the city, working with the Health and Safety Executive.

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