Do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment?
It the legal duty of the building operator to undertake or appoint suitable competent staff to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment. This is the first step towards a water treatment/hygiene programme. in identifying the risks and implementing a monitoring programme you can satisfy the Health & Safety Executives ACoP L8 guidance and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 amongst others.
“A suitable and sufficient assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed. The duty holder is responsible for ensuring the risk assessment is carried out.” ACoP L8:2013, paragraph 28.
What’s involved during a Legionella Risk Assessment ?
A qualified Legionella Risk Assessor will arrive at your building and carry out a non-intrusive survey of the water systems paying particular attention to more susceptible assets in the building. The risks are then identified and evaluated against a standard set of criteria.
Following the survey a full report will be issued either electronically or hard copy (dependant on requirements). All reports will be issued with a set of recommendations which can form part of an ongoing improvement scheme.
Our assessors are highly trained and come with a wealth of knowledge from within the industry. We are specialist in Legionella water testing, and we carry out numerous assessments annually and look for continuous improvements.
Our reports are concise and conform to the industry standards set out in ACoP L8 and BS:8580.
As a member of the Legionella Control Association, our management systems regarding legionella risk assessment have been developed with the Code of Conduct and Service Standards in mind, allowing Glacier to assist you in controlling the legionella risk associated with your water systems.