Insurance Age

Royal & Sun Alliance estimates employees are at risk

Insurer Royal & Sun Alliance has estimated that 90% of UK businessesare running the risk of exposing their employees to the potentially fatalinfection Legionnaires' disease. The consequences of not meeting all legalrequirements regarding health and safety obligations could result in atwo-year prison term, an unlimited fine, extremely unwelcome publicity anda dramatic impact on top management time and resources. The disease, apneumonia-like lung infection, is caused by the inhalation of legio