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, a type of bacteria that is most commonly found in water, 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. These affected water droplets are generally produced by both hot and cold water systems, which include sink faucets, hot water tanks and air conditioning systems. The development of such water droplets makes managing your water systems key to keeping people safe and preventing the development of legionnaires’ disease, which is where our water hygiene experts come in.
Following an initial legionella control assessment of your property, our legionella consultants will provide you with expert professional advice which is based on your individual requirements. Developing a cost-effective strategy to manage, remove and prevent legionella build up in your water systems, we tailor our monitoring, training and consultancy services to you.
The method foremost used to control Legionella bacteria-related risk is water temperature control. As legionella bacteria multiplies in temperatures between 20 and 45°C, water systems should be operated at temperatures that prevent its growth. This includes hot water storage cylinders storing water at 60°C or above, cold water being stored and distributed in environments below 20°C and hot water being stored and distributed in environments of 50°C or above.
As well as water temperature control, a trained individual should routinely check, monitor and clean the water system in line with our risk assessment and procedures. We are able to provide this training in Manchester to ensure your designated individual(s) is capable of managing the risk.
At Primary Water Solutions, we are independent specialists in water hygiene and Legionella risk assessment in Manchester. Providing user-friendly, cost-effective risk assessments, monitoring and training on all aspects of water hygiene and Legionella control, our consultants work with domestic, commercial and industrial property owners in Greater Manchester and throughout the UK.
We are full members of the Legionella Control Association, the recommended code of conduct for service providers, and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme. With our accreditations, knowledge and experience, you can trust that you’re in safe hands. As well as this, all of our on-site water hygiene surveyors are members of the Water Management Society and are City & Guilds qualified, showing that our experts are trained to undertake all roles and responsibilities which need to be completed on site. All of our services are carried out to the highest possible standard including our professionalism and customer care.
If your building is in need of a water hygiene and Legionella risk assessment in Greater Manchester or the surrounding areas, look no further than Primary Water Solutions. Give our water experts a call today or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can keep your building safe.