Legionella Risk Assessment

At F.A.M.E our client’s safety is of the utmost importance. Adhering to HSC L8  (a government approved code of practise) is vital to any business owner as it ensures that appropriate measures are taken to prevent an outbreak of Legionellosis, which might be generated in water services and cooling towers within buildings.

By monitoring the condition of various systems within a building, F.A.M.E can impose a regime of treatment, testing and recording of results thereby adhering to the current legislation.This treatment includes the annual chlorination of storage cisterns and down services as demanded under the regulations. In addition, the cleaning and disinfection of ductwork systems is included within the scope of our activities.

Employers and properties under employer’s control have a responsibility under the approved code of practice L8, which provides practical guidance on the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) for the management and control of risks associated from Legionellosis and whilst failure to comply with (ACOP) is not an offence, non-compliance may be used in evidence by a court in criminal proceedings to demonstrate that a person has contravened the legal requirements to which the provisions relate.

In a Legionella risk assessment, the following will be undertaken:

  1. A condition report on cold water storage tanks, portable water systems, calorifiers and hot water cylinders.

  2. Schematic diagrams of portable water systems showing all inlets and outlets, and identifying of any dead legs.

  3. Schedule of water outlets and temperature profiles.

  4. Legionella risk assessment carried out in accordance with Approved Code of Practice and Guidance L8

  5. Recommendations in respect of cold water tanks compliant with Bylaw 30.

Water samples and analysis of cold water storage tanks are also recommended and if required quotations can be provided to carry out all remedial works.