Legionella Risk Assessment
Under current Health and Safety Law, employers or a person in control of the premises must consider the risks from Legionella that could affect their employees or members of the public and take suitable precautions.
In order to comply with ACoP L8 HSE guidelines, a specific legionella risk assessment must be carried out (and updated annually), the purpose of which is to:
- Identify and assess all sources of risk
- Prepare a Written Scheme (course of action) for preventing or controlling the risk
- Implement and manage the Scheme
- Appoint a person to be managerially responsible (known as the Responsible Person)
- Keep records and ensure effective control
Expert Water Services can provide fully trained personnel to carry out impartial legionella risk assessments to ensure compliance with current statutory requirements. We undertake a thorough examination of all water systems, services and specific items of plant on site and assess the risk of bacterial contamination and proliferation before presenting a detailed final report addressing the key issues in order of priority. The report is supported throughout by photographic evidence and includes a specific ‘recommendations’ section, outlining any required action in order to comply with ACoP L8 HSE guidelines. Additionally, a schematic drawing of the building’s water system(s) is drawn up. All our work is documented and filed, giving you peace of mind that you are in the safest of hands and fully compliant with current legislation.
We can carry out this work at a time to suit you and your staff/clients, as we realise the importance of causing minimal disruption to your working patterns.
For a free no obligation consultation and informal chat please contact Expert Water Services today.