Contracting Legionella is a serious business. And so too are the business, financial and reputational consequences. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your property and the people who live, work and visit it are properly protected. Don’t take chances with Legionella compliance and assessment.
Legionella pneumophila bacterium is the most common cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, a type of pneumonia which can be fatal particularly to vulnerable people, often middle-aged and elderly people who smoke, have chest problems or a weakened immune system.In order to ensure the safety of building occupants it is essential you ensure a Legionella Risk Assessment is undertaken.
Although Legionella is common in nature, it mainly lives in water, and outbreaks occur from water systems in buildings such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water storage systems, as well as shower heads and whirl pool spas, etc. The bacteria can multiply where water temperature in some or all of the system is between 20 & 46 °C, where water is re-circulated or stored, and where there is rust, sludge, organic matter, biofilms or other sources of nutrients. The greatest risk to humans then comes when there is the possibility of water droplets being produced and dispersed over a wide area, which can be inhaled.
Duty holders have the responsibility to ensure that the risk of exposure to Legionella from work activities and water systems is identified and assessed. They are required by law to use a competent person to carry out regular water system risk assessments.
Our qualified and experienced surveyors can provide you with a Legionella Risk Assessment wherever you are based in the UK. Contact Green Zone Surveys on 0844 499 7574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote or more information.Read More At HSE.gov.uk
Our legionella consultants are fully qualified & compliant in accordance with the HSE & HSC guidelines. With over 10 years’ experience in providing risk assessments, you can trust us with your assessment.
The formal system of legionella control in the UK now comprises the HSE's ACOP L8 (4th edition) and HSG274 which is split into three parts: Part 1 – cooling water systems Part 2 – hot and cold water systems Part 3 – other risk systems, Duty holders (building owners, landlords and employers) have a responsibility to evaluate potential risk situations and take whatever steps are necessary prevent or minimise the risk from exposure to legionella. Management driven and supported with detailed paperwork to be kept for at least five years. A Legionella Risk Assessment is a legal requirement.
ACOP L8 regulations suggest that the legionnaires’ risk assessment should be reviewed regularly. The guidance used to advise that a legionella risk assessment should be carried out every 2 years, however they now suggest the risk assessment should be regularly reviewed to ensure it remains up to date.
At Green Zone Surveys we provide the highest possible level of Legionnaires’ Disease ACOP L8 (4th Edition) & HSG274 assessment and compliance. Our risk assessment includes;
Are you aware of the HSE Approved Code of Practice – Legionnaires’ Disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems - ACOP L8 (4th Edition) and HSG274? You should be. They are important documents and have huge implications on the measures that need to be taken by employers to avoid Legionella and comply with their duties under Health and Safety legislation.
Contracting Legionella is a serious business. And so too are the business, financial and reputational consequences.
It’s your responsibility to make sure that your property and the people who live, work and visit it are properly protected. Don’t take chances with Legionella compliance and assessment. Do call Green Zone Surveys.
Call 08444997574 for further information.
Green Zone Surveys can undertake any remedial works that we identify in our Risk Assessments.
Our experienced assessors will undertake a comprehensive assessment and provide a clear report identifying all the relevent issues you should be aware of.
Our team offer Legionella risk assessments in all over the UK at various commercial and public buildings, for example: • Sports and leisure centers • Hotels, pubs and restaurants• Local Authority buildings • Healthcare practices, schools, colleges and universities, offices, retail and industrial.
Our Legionella risk assessment service includes thorough evaluation of the water systems and factors that may affect bacteria growth. We also offer implementation of maintenance and monitoring strategies.