Legionella Risk Assessments

in line with the HSE Approved Code of Practice ACOP L8

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Having a Legionella Risk Assessment in place is for many people a legal requirement under Health & Safety law.  If you are a Landlord, Letting Agent, Employer or in charge of or responsible for a property then you should have a Legionella Risk Assessment in place.  In some cases even if you work from home you may also need a risk assessment. 

 

Legionella Risk Assessments need to be carried out by someone who is competent to determine the possible risk from Legionella bacteria.  To remain valid a risk assessment should be reviewed at least once every two years.  Simply not having a risk assessment in place could be seen by the courts as a breach of health & safety law.

 

A Legionella Risk Assessment should take into account anything that could promote bacterial growth, how bacteria may be passed on and recommend tasks to control and prevent Legionella bacteria.  A risk assessment should also identify people who may be effected by Legionella bacteria.  In effect what this means is that you can have a low risk system but a high risk environment such as a care home.  Any Legionella Risk Assessment should reflect this.  At Water Wise Services our highly qualified and experienced team of Legionella Risk Assessors are some of the few in the UK to meet the Government Endorsed Trust Mark standard for our Legionella Services.

Each risk assessment involves one of our team calling to your property, carrying out an inspection of hot & cold water system, inspecting control & prevention records, assessing any training requirements, carrying out water testing (if required) and completing a written Legionella Risk Assessment based on the findings of the inspection.

 

We carry out three types of Legionella Risk Assessments;

  • "with testing" normally water should be tested on an annual basis, as a part of the risk assessment we can take water samples to be tested by a UKAS Accredited Laboratory.
  • "without testing" we can carry out a risk assessment without water testing, but you should make alternative arrangements to test your water if required.
  • "representative" section 2.146 of the ACOP allows for a representative risk assessment to be carried out for housing associations, local authorities and landlords who control a number of properties of similar design.

We can also provide a personalised Legionella Log Book based on the risk assessment.  A Log Book is a requirement of the ACOP L8.  Our Legionella Log Books will record the information that each property should hold to meet the requirements of the ACOP L8.

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