Having a Legionella Risk Assessment in place is a legal requirement for all domestic rented properties, places of business, public
buildings, in fact anywhere expect a privately owned domestic property which is not rented out. The HSE do not require people to be qualified to carry out a Legionella risk assessment, it only requires that they are
competent. Our Online DIY Legionella risk assessments are suitable for domestic rented properties and low to medium risk sites such as small shops and
offices. We offer three types of online DIY risk assessment with support and guidance written by our Trust Mark Certified risk assessors.
We believe our standard and deluxe risk assessment options to be unique in the UK. Yes, there are other DIY Online Legionella risk assessment products but, unlike other
services where you are just purchasing a template to download and fill in, these assessments are checked and assessed by one of our Trust Mark Certified team giving you that extra piece of
mind. All three options allow for up to 3 domestic sized cold-water storage tanks of any type. Up to 5 water heaters and up to 15
outlets. Anything over these limits and the system is larger than this service allows for as well as requiring an increased level of competency.
How Our Three Options Compare
One outcome of a risk assessment may be to have your water tested.
Legionella testing without having a risk assessment in place still leaves you liable for fines and prosecution under health & safety law. Water only needs to tested in high risk
environments or where there is doubt over the control and prevention measures. Rarely does water need to be regularly tested without a specific risk being identified.
For these services to be applicable to you your property must be
supplied by mains cold water, not include any solar panels, air or ground source heat pumps. The property must not be any form of care home or have a water system larger than you would find in
a domestic property.
If you share a hot water system with other properties such as flats or your water is
heated by anything other than a combi boiler, point of use or immersion type water heater then you do not have a standard domestic system and your risk assessment needs to be more in-depth than this
service allows for. This service is also not applicable for houses of multiple occupation (HMO).
To carry out the inspection you will need a temperature probe that has a range of between 0c to
100c. These can be bought very cheaply from most plumber’s merchants and DIY stores.
Forms that are sent to us without water temperatures or that do not meet the criteria
stated above will still be charged for. If you have any questions, then please email us.
Once complete your risk assessment is valid for upto 2