You are required to have a legionella risk assessment by law – but it DOESN’T have to be a lengthy or complicated process.
The Simple Guide to Legionella Risk Assessments and Primary Water Services
What the law says you MUST do to protect your business
Legionella is a type of bacteria most commonly found in water. It thrives in temperatures between 20 and 45°C. When legionella-affected water droplets are inhaled from the air, it can lead to the contraction of Legionnaires’ disease, which is a potentially fatal class of pneumonia. Water droplets that are affected by legionella are usually produced by both hot and cold water systems including sink faucets, hot water tanks and air conditioning systems. The build-up of these water droplets makes managing your water systems vital in keeping people safe and preventing the development of Legionnaires’ disease, which is where Primary Water Solutions come in.
Following an initial legionella control assessment at your property, our water hygiene consultants will provide you with professional advice based on your property’s individual requirements. We offer a cost-effective strategy to manage, remove and prevent legionella from developing in your water systems again.
The most commonly used technique to control Legionella, is by tactically managing water temperature. We know that legionella bacteria multiply in temperatures between 20 and 45°C so, to avoid this, water systems should be operated at temperatures that prevent its growth. Hot water stored in cylinders should be stored at 60°C or above. Cold water is stored and distributed in environments below 20°C, while hot water is stored and distributed in environments of 50°C and up.
As well as controlling water temperatures, a water hygiene trained individual should routinely check, monitor and clean your water system in line with the results of your legionella risk assessment. Our team of water hygiene consultants are able to provide water hygiene training in Cardiff and South Wales, making sure your chosen individual(s) is able to manage the risks.
As independent Legionella and water hygiene specialists in Cardiff, we are proud to offer our clients a user-friendly and cost-effective risk assessment, monitoring and training service. Working across all aspects of water hygiene and Legionella control, our team works with domestic, commercial and industrial property owners in Cardiff and South Wales.
We are proud to be full members of the Legionella Control Association, closely following the code of conduct for service providers to ensure we offer our customers the highest standard of service. We are also members of the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, once again highlighting our knowledge and experience in the water hygiene industry, giving our customers peace of mind that they are in the safest hands. On top of this, we only work with water hygiene surveyors who are members of the Water Management Society and are City & Guilds qualified, enabling us to complete all tasks and responsibilities on-site to the highest standard possible. All of the water hygiene and Legionella control services that we offer are completed professionally, upholding our commitment to second to none customer care.
If you are looking for water risk assessments or water hygiene training in Cardiff, look no further than Primary Water Solutions. Give our water hygiene consultants in South Wales a call today on 01454 501 818 or drop us an email at email@example.com to find out how we can keep your staff and customers safe with our expertise.