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 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.
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.
The purpose of a Legionella Risk Assessment is to highlight any potential for harm to health from exposure to Legionella bacteria. Testing should always be carried out by a qualified and experienced water hygiene specialist. Our water hygiene consultants are fully qualified, compliant in accordance with the HSE and HSC guidelines and have 45 years’ combined experience in providing risk assessments, water hygiene control and water monitoring services. Once assessed, Chlorine Dioxide can be used to treat contaminated water and control the growth of bacteria.
It is our aim to help our clients understand the risks associated with Legionella and water hygiene. If your assessment shows Legionella is present, our team will help you compose a practical and understandable plan for you to overcome, manage and control the situation.
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To find out more or book a Legionella Risk Assessment in Southampton, please call us on 08450 522711