Having a Legionella risk assessment in place is for many people a legal requirement under health
& safety law. If you are a landlord, employer or in charge of or responsible for a property and in some cases even if you work from home then you should have a Legionella risk assessment in
place and carry out regular reviews.
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 renewed 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.
As a Duty Holder or person in charge of a property it is
your responsibility to ensure that anyone who undertakes work on your behalf is competent to do so. Failing to ensure your service provider is competent can still leave you liable to fines and
prosecution even when nothing goes wrong. Water Wise Services have become one of the leading Legionella Service providers in Greater Manchester and the surrounding regions carrying out
Legionella risk assessments, UKAS accredited Legionella testing, Legionella training and Legionella control & prevention work. We have over a decade's water industry related