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Legionella Risk Assessment

In order to meet the requirements of the Approved Code of Practice (L8) a comprehensive legionellosis risk assessment must be carried out and reviewed on a regular basis.

The Health & Safety Executives Approved Code of Practice (L8) – ‘for the control of legionella bacteria in water systems’ is enforceable principally under The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and The COSHH Regulations. It affects all employers and managers with responsibility for water systems in premises. Legionnaires’ disease is also classified as a ‘gradual pollutant’ by the ABI. Therefore, any business failing to meet HSE requirements may find their insurance liability affected.

Risk Control Schemes

70% of all water and air systems tested in recent research showed signs of bacteriological contamination including Legionella pneumophila the species that can cause Legionnaires’ disease.

Water and air risk control schemes involve carrying out a range of routine tasks throughout the year specifically to ensure each system either meets or exceeds statutory requirements. The type of tasks and their frequencies are specified in your Legionellosis Risk Assessment, and will vary from site to site (depending on risk) but may include, for example:

a) monthly sentinel outlet temperature checks,
b) monthly or six monthly detailed system condition inspections,
c) servicing of any water treatment systems
d) annual water system cleaning / disinfection.

Bacteriological monitoring is an important aspect of any good management programme as it provides indicators to water or air quality. Contamination can occur in any part of a system if control measures are inadequate or not reviewed regularly.

Legionella Awareness Training

Although there are literally hundreds of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the UK every year, many building owners and managers are still unaware of the requirements necessary to comply with the law.

Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication have all been identified by the Health and Safety Executive as contributory factors in outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. Amphibia’s range of certified Legionella Awareness courses provide vital information for anyone with responsibility for water systems in premises. Regular client training is an HSE requirement. Courses cover all the elements required for full compliance with the Health and Safety Executives ACoP (L8).

Other Services

  • Water System Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Air System Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Chemical Water Treatment

  • Indoor Air Quality Testing

  • Upgrades, Installations and Refurbishment

Amphibia provide a full range of specialist services and products to help your business meet statutory requirements.

For more information please call us today to arrange your free consultation.

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