Is your Legionella Risk Assessment out of date?
When did you last have a Legionella Risk Assessment?
HSE Guidelines recommend Legionella Risk Assessments be carried out every two years to reduce the risks of Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of Pneumonia caused by breathing in contaminated droplets of water. Legionella bacteria is carried through water, and if present in your workplace it can be fatal.
Take Action: Stop! Think!
- Do you know the date of your last Legionella Risk Assessment?
- Do you know if all of your water temperature are complaint throughout your building?
- Could your employees and visitors be at risk?
How do you know if your Legionella Risk Assessment is out of date?
If you have made any changes to your water system, such as adding or removing a tap, shower head or other water outlet, you must have a new risk assessment.
Water systems must be compliant with L8, the Approved Code of Practice and guidance on Legionnaires’ disease, issued by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
If you have any doubts at all that your water systems are not compliant, you should seek further advice from our legionella compliance service advisors.
The Legionella Risk Assessment
The Legionella Risk Assessment forms the foundation of your water safety plan. It ensures that you maintain compliance with the relevant regulations, and provides crucial information over the health of your water systems that can help to design your bespoke plan. You can expect us to do the following:
- Identify all hot and cold water systems
- Record water temperature
- Provide detailed schematic drawings showing your entire water system
- Assess all potential risk factors
- Provide structured plan for the management of water responsibilities
- Recommend a plan of action
- Produce record sheets to monitor water temperatures
- Issue a working control logbook
- Deliver analytical reports that are available 24/7