Legionella Risk Assessment

What is Legionnaires Disease?

Legionnaires Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia that is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. they are commonly found in environmental sources they may also be found in purpose built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers and whirlpool spas.

If conditions are favorable the bacterium may grow creating conditions in which the risk from legionnaires’ disease is increased. It is therefore important to control the risks by introducing measures outlined in the Approved Code of Practice & Guidance document.

Do I need to identify and manage the risks presented by legionnaires disease?

If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including landlords you must Identify and assess sources of risk associated with legionella. Carrying out a risk assessment is your responsibility. You may be competent to carry out the assessment yourself but, if not, you should call on help and advice from either within your own organisation or from outside sources, e.g. consultancies.

As an employer, or person in control of premises, you must appoint someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties and to take responsibility for controlling any identified risk from exposure to legionella bacteria. A competent person, often known as the responsible person, is someone with sufficient authority, competence, necessary skills, knowledge of the system, and experience.

What services can Peligro provide to help me?

Here at Peligro, we provide a full Legionella Management Service including water risk assessment and Legionella surveying. Our team has over 20 years of experience within the field and are able to provide a cost-effective, efficient Legionella Control service which includes:

  • Legionella Risk Assessments
  • Legionella testing through UKAS accredited microbiological testing
  • Legionella control through routine monitoring and maintenance
  • Remedial works (incl. Plumbing, tank relining etc)
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Records – on-site logbooks
  • CAD schematic drawings

For further information please contact Peligro on 0114 212 5505 or email [email protected].

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