Legionella Risk Assessment

Legionella is a risk for almost all water systems found within buildings and must be effectively controlled in accordance with ACoP L8 (fourth edition) under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

If you have any water system within a building (Domestic or Commercial) you need to have a risk assessment and some good control measures in place. We can help you achieve this.

Landlords of residential accommodation have responsibilities for combating Legionnaires’ Disease. Health and safety legislation requires that landlords carry out risk assessments for the Legionella bacteria which cause Legionnaires’ Disease and thereafter maintain control measures to minimise the risk. Most rented premises will be low risk but it is important that risk assessments are carried out and control measures introduced.

What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionnaires’ Disease is a pneumonia like illness caused by the Legionella bacteria and can be fatal. The infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. The disease cannot be passed from one person to another.

Legionella bacteria are found in the natural environment and may contaminate and grow in water systems, including domestic hot and cold water systems. They survive low temperatures and thrive at temperatures between 20 – 45°C if the conditions are right. They are killed by high temperatures at 60°C or above.

We offer independent advice that you can trust. Our Legionella consultants give you helpful solutions. This means cost effective compliance from a reliable source.
We are registered with the Legionella Risk Assessment Register, an organisation setup to ensure the quality of those providing Legionella risk management services.

We can help you with the with a Risk Assessment for Legionella. Our service ensures that you are completely compliant and have minimised the risk of the disease.

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