Legionella Risk – Re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic

Legionella testing – Re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic

Legionella Control and Monitoring after COVID-19 closure. As part of the Return to Work Safely Protocol issued by the HSE , guidance is given on the precautions to be taken regarding control of Legionella in the workplace.

If you own or operate a hotel, leisure facility, office, dental clinic, hairdressers or other at risk building, you need to put in place control measures to avoid the potential for Legionnaires’ disease before reopening.

LCA – Legionella Control Association

The LCA has updated and revised Its guidance for Reopening Buildings

https://www.legionellacontrol.org.uk/_data/pdf/LCA-Guidance-for-Members-on-Reopening-Buildings-V2-1643.pdf

Legionellasafe Services is a certified member of the Legionella Control Association. We are regularly audited and assessed by the LCA for compliance with their Code of Conduct for Service Providers and the Service Standards for Legionella Risk Assessment, Sampling & Analysis Services.

This document should be reviewed by all employers, building owners and managers both during the closure period and before re-opening.

As regular control measured may have been impossible to implement since businesses closed down, the opportunity for Legionella bacteria to proliferate in the water systems has developed. Before reopening a number of key measures must be taken including:

  • Training to other employees and familiarizing them with the Legionella control plan
  • Thorough flushing, cleaning and disinfection of outlets such as taps, showers and toilets
  • Risk assessment review
  • Water testing should also be considered as part of the recommissioning plan.
Legionella Risk – Re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic

To arrange a Risk Assessment or water testing in your building before reopening contact us

info@legionellasafeservices.co.uk

Tel : 0808 133 0131

Legionella Compliance Advice – COVID19

Legionella Compliance Advice – COVID19

Legionella Compliance Advice – COVID19

During the current coronavirus pandemic, focus has rightly been on the safety and well being of staff members and the general public with regard to tackling the spread of the virus and it becomes easy to lose focus on our general day to day priorities.

However, as our work practices, movements and behaviour changes this can have a significant impact on aspects of the safety of our properties and this includes the risk associated with legionella compliance.

Health and Safety Law continues to apply, and duty holders still maintain a legal obligation to protect those in and around their properties from exposure to legionella bacteria both now and in the future.

If you require any advice regarding legionella control, or have concerns specific to maintaining the risks associated with legionella bacteria during the coronavirus pandemic, we have a team of advisors on hand on our live chat portal https://direct.lc.chat/11755473/ Alternatively, you can email on info@legionellasafeservices.co.uk

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