As well as having a Legionella risk assessment in place you may also have a need to carry out Legionella testing. There is no automatci requirement to carry out Legionella testing even at health & care sites. The need for testing is usually identified during the risk assessment process or during routine control and prevention measures. Legionella testing should not be carried out without an upto date Legionella risk assessment in place or upto date control and prevention measures.
All samples should be tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory as required by the ACOP L8. Same day or onsite testing only gives an indication of the presence of some Legionella bacterial strains. They do not give a bacterial count and are subject to uncontrolled conditions. Some service providers are also incorrectly using Dip Slides to test hot & cold water systems. As identified in the ACOP L8, dip slides should only be used to test for aerobic bacteria in water used in cooling systems and not in hot & cold water systems.
Our Legionella Testing Service
Testing for Legionella without a Legionella Risk Assessment competently carried out in the last two years can still leave you liable to health and safety failures, fines and prosecution. Because of this we will only carry out Legionella testing if a valid risk assessment is in place.
Legionella Testing from £35.00 - Fully accredited test results in around 14 days. Covers the full range of Legionella bacteria.
PCR Analysis from £300.00 - Fully accredited test results in 2 to 3 days. Best used in outbreak or emergency situations.
Our minimum test fee is £105.00+vat which covers the first three samples taken for testing, each additional sample will cost £35.00. (not including PCR analysis). Additional costs may apply such as travel.
All samples are tested by an independant UKAS Accredited Laboratory Once testing is complete you are issued with a test certificate and any recommended actions that may be required. Our Legionella test certificates come with built-in document control stating how long the test certificate needs to be retained for and when the next sample should be taken.
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