In order to comply with the Health and Safety Commission Approved Code of Practice L8 ACOP HSG 274 (Legionnaires’ Disease, the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems), companies are under a legal obligation to minimise and control the risk of legionellosis by:
- Identifying and assessing the sources of risk of exposure – in plain speak, have a trained and competent person carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment at the work place.
- Implementing and managing precautions – fix the problems identified and control your water systems as recommended in the Risk Assessment
- Recording all related actions – keep a record of any works carried out on your water system by you or an appointed contractor, also keep records of the periodic controls measures in a site log book
- Appointing a person to be managerially responsible
We can help you to assess and manage these Risks and ensure that you comply with your legal requirements.
All of our Legionella risk assessments are completed by City and Guilds qualified, competent and experienced professionals, in accordance with L8 HSG 274 and British Standard BS 8580.
What should you expect from the Legionella Risk Assessment process?
Our Legionella Risk Assessors will undertake a detailed site survey, and provide you with a comprehensive document including:
- Site survey data and asset register specific to each site
- Observations made to your assets (including photographs)
- Easy to understand risk rating – Green, Amber and Red
- Recommendations to reduce the risk
- Site specific asset driven periodic monitoring regime
- Options include the Legionella and microbiological analysis