The Simple Guide to Legionella Risk Assessments and Primary Water Services
What the law says you MUST do to protect your business
Stated in part 2 of HSG 274, annual inspection of cold-water storage tanks determines if a clean and disinfection is required.
All works comply with HSG 274 and ACOPL8.
Using a UKAS Accredited laboratory samples can be taken, analysed and then reported.
Legionella Samples should be taken when;
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Many routine water monitoring and control measures such as temperature monitoring and flushing are relatively easy to monitor and manage without need for expert assistance.
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‘The internal cleanliness of ventilation systems is considered important for human comfort and health, energy consumption, system service life and for cleanliness of operations or processes carried out in the ventilated area.’ – INTERNAL CLEANLINESS OF VENTILATION SYSTEMS (TR19)
Ventilation systems by their very nature will accumulate contamination to a degree which will be influenced by the quality of the incoming air, filtration, design, maintenance and usage. Over time varying types of contamination will accumulate to levels which may detrimentally influence the quality of the supplied air and hence may affect the health of building users. Contaminant levels can build to such an extent that they provide the added risk of fire propagation.
An average adult at rest inhales approximately 11,000 litres of air (388 cubic feet) in a day. The quality of the air we breathe can have significant implications to our health and quality of life.
Under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 it is the duty of every employer to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 imposes a duty to clean mechanical ventilation systems “as appropriate”. Regulation 6 states, “effective and suitable provision shall be made to ensure that every enclosed workplace is ventilated by a sufficient quantity of fresh or purified air”
ACOP6 (52) relating to Regulation 6 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1992 states that “mechanical ventilation systems (including air conditioning systems) should be regularly and properly cleaned, tested and maintained to ensure that they are kept clean and free from anything which may contaminate the air”.
Primary Water Solutions can provide you with a Risk Assessment of the ventilation systems within a building through:
Following on from the risk assessment, if the system requires cleaning, we can provide a system clean tailored specifically to your buildings requirements, with the aim of creating a minimal level of disruption by using an extensive variety of cleaning methods.
All our operatives are BESA (Building & Engineering Services Association) Air Hygiene Operative (AHO) qualified.