A comprehensive Legionella risk assessment is the starting point to establishing an ongoing control scheme.
Stored water, drinking water, process water and closed systems are all covered by the ACoP L8 approved code of pratice. It is therefore vital that these water systems are properly assessed to determine the risk of potential Legionella proliferation.
A Legionella risk assessment will enable you to choose the correct course of action for ensuring your water hygiene and management systems comply to the requirements of the ACoP L8.
Employers are required to control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria, which in general this requires the employer to conduct the following:
- Identification & assessment of the legionella risk
- Prevention or minimisation of risk from exposure to Legionella
- Systems for the management and selection, training and competence of personnel
- Record keeping (Legionella logbook) of maintenance, cleaning and disinfection what is legionella
ACTIONS AND ADVICE
HSE legislation requires that any property containing a water system (domestic, process or industrial) should have a Legionella risk assessment in place. This Legionella risk assessment should be reviewed every 2 years to identify any significant changes in the system design or operating conditions that may increase the risk from proliferation or exposure.
The Legionella risk assessment will define the ongoing control scheme (temperatures checks, tank inspections, outlet flushing, water sampling, shower head cleans) and any remedial actions that my be neccessary to control the risk from Legionella. The control scheme is the most important aspect in preventing the risk from Legionella exposure and ensuring compliance with the guidance.
A regular water sampling and Legionella testing regime is also recommended for systems that pose a medium to high risk to validate the effectiveness of the ongoing control scheme.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Our Legionella risk assessors will provide you with an easy to interpret Legionella water hygiene survey report complete with schematic drawings of your water systems. This report will advise you on the best solution for minimising the risks associated with legionella and outline an ongoing scheme of control.
To support your ongoing management of the risk from Legionella we can provide and implement a logbook system which will establish a control programme and monitoring regime. All our Legionella services are registered with the Legionella Control Association (LCA) and therefore you can be reassured that any service offered on your behalf meets current legislative compliance providing you complete peace of mind.
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