The Simple Guide to Legionella Risk Assessments and Primary Water Services
What the law says you MUST do to protect your business
Legionella Role of the Responsible Person Training in Staffordshire
Does your business have one of these roles within it in relation to Legionella Control and management?
Who can be appointed as the ‘responsible’ person?
The responsible person will take day-to-day responsibility for managing the control of any identified risk from legionella bacteria. Anyone can be appointed as the responsible person as long as they have sufficient authority, competence, skills and knowledge about the installation to ensure that all operational procedures are carried out in a timely and effective manner and implement the control measures and strategies, i.e. they are suitably informed, instructed, trained and assessed. They should be able to ensure that tasks are carried out in a safe, technically competent manner.
If a duty holder is self-employed or a member of a partnership, and is competent, they may appoint themselves. The responsible person should be suitably informed, instructed and trained and their suitability assessed. They should also have a clear understanding of their duties and the overall health and safety management structure, and policy in the organisation.
To help ensure people are fully aware of their roles – Primary Water Solutions are delivering a training day (Staffordshire 23rd April 2020 at the Best Western Moat House Hotel – Stoke-on-Trent) in order to assist businesses and staff to understand legionella bacterium and also the legal requirements around the control of the bacteria and their legislative duties.