A Legionella risk assessment is the first step towards compliance with the Health and Safety Executives Legionella approved code of practice and guidance document, ACoP L8 and HSG 274.
Whilst the guidelines are not law they are enforceable under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the COSHH Regulations (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health).
Our Legionella Risk assessment comprises of the following –
- A full asset register outlining exactly which systems on-site fall within these guidelines.
- It will outline the current condition of the water systems and whether the water storage is hygienic, and compliant with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.
- It will check whether water temperatures are satisfactory for the control of Legionella bacteria.
- Digital photographs of assets.
- AutoCAD schematic drawings of water systems.
- The Risk Assessment will define any remedial actions required to achieve compliance with the ACOPL8 guidance.
- It provides a schedule for on-going monitoring.
- You will be provided with a clear understanding of how the ACOP l8 guidelines relate directly to your site and will have proof to show external agencies that you are taking the correct course of action.
Legionella Risk Assessment Updates
Your Risk Assessment must be reviewed at least every two years, earlier if:
- there is any change in the fabric or use of water systems
- an outbreak of the disease occurs
- there is any reason to believe it may no longer be valid
Updates are an imperative aspect of prevention and control. They will ensure you are keeping up to date with legislative changes and also changes on your site. It is pro-active and preventative.
Britewater are currently offering legionella risk assessment health checks. This is to help you ensure all recent changes in the ACoP L8 and guidance are covered by your document.
Please contact us to view a sample legionella risk assessment.