Legionella Risk Assessment

Legionnaires’ disease is potentially fatal pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella bacteria. If you are an employer or someone in control of the premises, you must understand the health risks associated with legionella.

Legionella bacteria is recognized as being preventable as it can be kept under control by taking suitable precautions. As part of requirements of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, measures are required by law to manage the risk of Legionella exposure for employees and others present at the workplace who may be affected by the work activities.

The consequences of failing to address the risk of legionella can be severe with a legal or civil action, damaged business reputations and people requiring hospitalization. If a business facility can’t show proof of preventative methods in the event of an outbreak, then they can be held legally responsible.

Outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease have been associated in:

  • Hotels and restaurants
  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial companies (cooling towers and air-conditioning)
  • Schools
  • Sports halls, swimming and leisure pools, spas and saunas
  • Dental practices
  • Hospitals and care homes

What is Risk Assessment?

Legionella risk assessment is a site-specific document that highlights potential dangers and the steps that should be taken to reduce levels of bacteria where required.

If your facility has water systems at risk of Legionella, it becomes your duty to ensure these systems comply with legislation. This includes:

  • Identifying and assessing sources of risk (risk assessment)
  • Preparing a scheme to prevent and control risk (control scheme)
  • Implementing, managing and monitoring control measures
  • Keeping records of the control measures and reviewing them regularly
  • Appointing a competent person with defined responsibilities

Once the risk assessment is completed and documented, it should be reviewed regularly, at least annually. If there are significant alterations to operational procedures or changes to the water distribution system, then the risk assessment should be reviewed and updated. There should be a written record of this review.

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How Can We Help?

Water Treatment Ltd specializes in providing clear and concise Legionella risk assessment for a wide range of commercial and industrial clients. Our legionella risk assessment services help keep you one step ahead in the battle against Legionella.

With extensive experience in the provision & implementation of Legionella control, we can carry out a full audit of your site, equipment and processes to ascertain any shortcomings that may place you in danger of an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease or non-compliance with associated legislation.

As Legionella risk assessment providers, our assessors will visit your premises and carry out a detailed inspection of each area, taking water temperatures, tracing pipework and checking system materials are compliant with the latest water fittings regulations.

We will also take photos of the site and these will accompany the final risk assessments which will detail your overall risk rating and include a summary of findings and recommendations to ensure that you can take any steps necessary to keep compliant.

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Get a Legionella Risk Assessment

Our Legionella Risk Assessment programme is designed as per current recommended practices and guidelines on the control of legionella from the HPSC’s ‘National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland 2009’, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive ACOP L8 (Fourth Edition), HSG274 and BS8580-1:2019.

Assess the risks of Legionnaires’ disease in water, spray and air systems and understand how to fully comply and remain safe. Contact us today.