What is a Legionella Risk Assessment?

What is a legionella risk assessment?We all recognise the importance of health and safety risk assessments in the workplace. Some assessments are more specific than others, however. A legionella risk assessment is a good example of this.

What is a legionella risk assessment?

The main objective of a legionella risk assessment is to identify the potential risks that may be present in certain water systems so that the health and wellbeing of staff, visitors and other people is protected. Since the bacteria can contaminate any man-made water system (domestic plumbing systems, taps, showers, spa pools, cooling towers etc.), the person responsible for health and safety (or another duty holder or responsible person) must make sure the bacteria remain at safe levels. This entails identification of the risks, proper management and firm controls.

Can you do the risk assessment yourself?

You can carry out this type of risk assessment yourself, but it is very important to make sure you know what you are doing and you perform the assessment in the proper manner. If you are unaware of all the steps that should be followed, or you do not approach the legionella assessment in the right way, you may assume you have done everything necessary. However, this may not necessarily be the case, and the chance of Legionella bacteria spreading within your water systems could be very real, with the chance that people could become exposed to this potentially deadly bacteria.

This is why many organisations choose to bring in an outside company, specialist in such matters, to handle the risk assessment process on their behalf. This has several advantages, not least the fact you can be certain you have experts performing an assessment who have considerable experience in completing legionella risk assessments with total success.

Make sure you rely on a fully qualified, accredited company

We have offices in three locations in England (London and Manchester) and Scotland (Glasgow), and we can provide expert services to businesses all over the country. All our management systems operate to the international quality management standard ISO 9001:2008, and we are fully accredited by the Legionella Control Association (LCA) and hold the relevant LCA registration certificate. This gives you the peace of mind you need to ensure you are hiring the right people to handle your risk assessment procedures for you.

Reduce the worry of not complying with legislation

While you can do the Legionnaires risk assessment yourself, and potentially handle everything that is required of you to comply with the law, there will always be a nagging doubt you may not have done something in the proper manner. By hiring our expert risk assessors to undertake the required risk assessment on your behalf, you can get on with your day knowing everything is being handled in an expert, professional manner.

Not only will you be protecting your business, you will also be protecting everyone who comes into contact with your business from now into the future.

Professional legionella risk assessment support

To find out more about our professional legionella assessments and other risk management support services please contact us on 0161 877 0586 (Manchester) or 0203 637 47 48 (London).

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London EC1V 2NX
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Manchester M17 1AY
United Kingdom
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