Although Legionella is present in nature, it mainly lives in waters and outbreaks occur from water systems found in buildings such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water storage tanks, shower heads, and whirlpool spas; provided the temperatures are at 20-46°C (68-116°F).
The bacteria multiplies due to the presence of rust, sludge, natural organic matter or other sources of nutrients. Humans are at the most risk when the contaminated droplets can be widely dispersed - this typically occurs via inhalation.
Duty holders have a responsibility to identify and assess risks posed by working activities and building water systems; they also must make sure that these risks are suitably managed through proper maintenance.
We cover the whole of the UK and Provide Free, No Obligation Legionella Risk Assessment Quotes for Every Property
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:
ACOP L8 regulations suggest that the legionnaires’ risk assessment should be reviewed regularly.
The guidance used to advise that an LRA 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.
We cover the whole of the UK so no matter where your property is located we can help. By offering LRAs across the UK, it also enables us to take on large portfolio work for organizations with geographically dispersed properties, ensuring we can help no matter how big or small your project is
When you book a Legionella Risk Assessment with us we provide you with a dedicated project manager who will organize everything and guide you through the process from start to finish. This ensures that you will always have a direct point of contact who understands your needs and means they can provide you with the highest level of expertise and customer service
Our expert in house Legionella Risk Assessors are fully qualified and hold accreditations with a number of bodies. We provide regular training to all of our team so their knowledge and skills always remain up to date with industry standards and to ensure we provide the best service possible