Legionella Risk Assessment

Operating since 2002, our team of Hazardous Material and Environmental Consultants and Surveyors have the experience and expertise to advise and help you manage your hazardous material risks and help you achieve compliance through best practice.

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Health and Safety Risk Assessment Template

Risk Assessments are part of the risk management process and are included in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. A Risk Assessment is a process of identifying what hazards currently exist or may appear in the workplace. Utilise our Risk Assessment PDF example and template to help conduct your own Risk Assessment.

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What is legionella and why is it dangerous?

 

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, known to kill around 12% of those who become infected, particularly individuals with reduced immunity to infection. Transmitted by an air borne mist and can develop in still water between 20c and 45c, according to the HSE, legionella can affect any building or asset that has access to water.

For more information about legionella and its effects, click here to read more: Have you ever had legionella?

What do the legionella regulations say?

 

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provide a Legionella: Managing The Risks framework of actions designed to assess, prevent or control the risk from bacteria like Legionella and take suitable precautions. The duties under the health and safety at Work etc Act 1974 extend to the risks of legionella bacteria which may arise from work activities.

According to the HSE, a competent person should regularly check and clean all water systems in accordance with a legionella risk assessment.

Legionella Risk Assessments

 

A legionella risk assessment is crucial to achieving compliance for all duty holders, building or assets owners/managers, landlords and employers. Ensuring adequate measures are in place to prevent exposure to the bacteria is crucial in safeguarding individuals.

We work in close partnership with Health Buildings International (HBI) who have provided nationwide consultancy services for over 25 years. With HBI, we deliver a fully comprehensive legionella control service that puts you in control of your compliance requirements. 

Our Services

 

  • Legionella Risk Assessment
  • L8 Monitoring Regimes
  • Microbial Sampling
  • Legionella Awareness Training
  • Online Legionella Control Packages
  • Water System Schematic Drawings

What are my responsibilities?

 

Our team of hazardous substances and environmental consultants can help you through the process of managing your legionella risks from conducting legionella risk assessments through to legionella testing and monitoring.

All of your hazardous substance information, surveys, analysis and documentation will be recorded on our in-house, cloud based hazardous material compliance system NexGen, provided freely with our services. Make legionella risk management a breeze by getting in touch with our team today.

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