Legionella Risk Assessment in Reading

Primary Water Solutions are independent Legionella risk assessment specialists, covering Reading and Berkshire.
We provide affordable and user-friendly Legionella Testing and water monitoring, as well as onsite training for all aspects of water hygiene and Legionella control. Our services cover private residents, businesses and public sector buildings in Reading and throughout the UK.

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a type of bacteria found naturally in freshwater, like lakes and streams, but when inhaled can cause a serious form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. A Legionella Risk Assessment is carried out to ensure that Legionella is not present in any human-made water systems like sink faucets or shower units.

Testing for Legionella is a legal requirement in the UK, so having your test carried out by Primary Water Solutions is your first step towards compliance with The Approved Code of Practice L8. (ACoP L8). For shared residences or commercial properties, it is the responsibility of the person in control of the premises to ensure that closed system testing is carried out.


Do I need a Risk Assessment?

The importance of under going a risk assessment is very high, testing can identify the growth of Legionella in hot and cold water systems and prevent cases of dangerous legionnaires’ disease. Identifying and reporting cases as soon as possible, is important in controlling a Legionella outbreak in your water supply. The severity of the situation can vary, but Legionella water sampling can be the difference between a life or death scenario.

In 2018, The Royal United Hospital in Bath was fined £300,000 for health and safety breaches after a patient died from Legionnaires’ disease. Evidence was found by the Bristol Crown Court that showed the hospital had been warned to update it’s water distribution system to reduce the risk of the disease, but sadly it had not been carried out.

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Water Monitoring Specialists

Legionella testing should always be carried out by a qualified and experienced water hygiene specialist.

Primary Water Solutions are full members of the Legionella Control Association (the recommended code of conduct for legionella consultants) and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme.

Our team are highly experienced in all forms of water hygiene monitoring, with over 45 years’ combined experience. All our on-site surveyors are members of the Water Management Society, City & Guilds qualified and work compliantly in accordance with the HSE and HSC guidelines. This accredited training means our consultants are able to provide accurate risk assessments, water hygiene control and water monitoring services

Should your water be contaminated with Legionella, chlorine dioxide can be applied to control the bacteria.

The aim of our Legionella training is to highlight the risks associated with Legionella and how to combat the bacteria. We will help you build an understanding, as well as a practical plan for you to overcome, manage and control the situation.

To download your free guide on Legionella Risk Assessment CLICK HERE.

To find out more about Legionella Risk Assessment in Bristol please call us on 08450 522711

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