As well as having a Legionella Risk Assessment in place you may also have a requirement to carry out Legionella Testing. We recommend that Legionella Testing be carried out as part of the initial Risk Assessment and then annually thereafter if a need for testing has been identified. More regular testing may be advisable depending on the building usage or the outcome of the risk assessment.
Testing for Legionella is not an automatic requirement and should only be carried out after a Legionella Risk Assessment identifies a need for testing. In environments that present a higher level of risk or where more susceptible groups are present such as a care home regular Legionella testing should be carried out.
All water samples should be tested by a UKAS accredited laboratory as required by the HSE ACOP L8. At Water Wise we have a testing contract with one of the country’s biggest and leading UKAS accredited testing laboratories.
We offer two types of testing. The first is Legionella Testing which tests for Legionella bacteria in your hot or cold-water system. The second test that we can carry out is Microbiological Analysis, this test looks for other types of bacteria such as coliforms or e.coli bacteria. These bacteria can on their own cause serious illness and are often called "indicator bacteria" as they reflect the state of the water quality.
Our normal turnaround time for test results is on average 14 days unless otherwise stated. Once testing is complete you are issued with a test certificate and any recommended actions that may be required. If any test reflects a positive result for bacteria further action followed by further testing will be required until test results show that the bacteria is eliminated or falls within controllable levels.
Our Legionella Testing Service
Same Day Testing from £125.00 - Test result in under an hour. Indication of the presence of Group 1 Legionella bacteria. Suitable for Low Risk environments. Quick indication for High Risk environments. Test results are not UKAS accredited. If test results are positive a full test should be carried out to fully assess the risk.
PCR Analysis from £300.00 - Fully accredited test results in 2 to 3 days. Best used in outbreak or emergency situations.
Legionella Testing from £25.00 - Fully accredited test results in around 14 days. Covers the full range of Legionella bacteria.
Microbiological Analysis from £25.00 - Fully accredited test results in around 14 days. Perfect for testing private water supplies.
Legionella Swab Analysis from £25.00 - Fully accredited test results in around 14 days. Ideal to test shower heads and other areas where taking a water samples may be hard.
Our minimum test fee is £75.00 which covers the first three samples taken for testing, each additional sample will cost £25.00. (this does not include same day testing or PCR analysis). Additional costs may apply such as travel. Email us for a quote.
Legionella Testing Quote