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 that is most commonly found in water and 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. Affected water droplets are usually produced by both hot and cold water systems such as sink faucets, hot water tanks and air conditioning systems. The development of these water droplets makes managing your water systems crucial to keeping people safe and preventing the development of legionnaires’ disease, which is where our water hygiene consultants come in.
After an initial legionella control assessment of your property, our legionella consultants will be able to provide you with professional advice based upon your individual requirements. Providing a cost-effective strategy to manage, remove and prevent legionella from building up in your water systems, we personalise our monitoring, training and consultancy services to you.
The most commonly used method to control Legionella bacteria-related risk is the control of water temperature. Legionella bacteria multiplies in temperatures between 20 and 45°C, so water systems should be operated at temperatures that prevent its growth. This includes:
In addition to water temperature control, someone who is trained in water hygiene should routinely check, monitor and clean the water system in line with our water hygiene risk assessment and procedures. We can provide this training in Staffordshire to ensure your designated individual(s) is capable of managing the risk.
At Primary Water Solutions, we are proud to be independent water hygiene and Legionella risk assessment specialists in Staffordshire. Offering our clients user-friendly, cost-effective risk assessments, monitoring and training across all aspects of water hygiene and Legionella control, our water hygiene consultants work with domestic, commercial and industrial property owners in Staffordshire and throughout the UK.
As full members of the Legionella Control Association, we follow the recommended code of conduct for service providers, as well as being members of the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme. Our industry accreditations and qualifications highlight our wealth of water hygiene knowledge and experience, giving you peace of mind that your property is in safe hands. In addition to this, we only work with water hygiene surveyors who are members of the Water Management Society and are City & Guilds qualified, allowing us to undertake all roles and responsibilities on site to the highest possible standard. All of our water hygiene and Legionella control services are completed with professionalism throughout and whilst offering excellent customer care.
If your property in Staffordshire requires water hygiene and Legionella risk assessment, look no further than Primary Water Solutions. Give our water hygiene consultants 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.