Legionella Risk Assessment
Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice gives specific information on the health and safety law that applies. In brief, general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the HSW Act)2 extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 provide a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work. More specifically, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)3 provide a framework of duties designed to assess, prevent, or control the risks from hazardous substances, including biological agents such as legionella, and take suitable precautions. Under general health and safety law, duty holders, including employers or those in control of premises including social housing, Facilities Management, Hotels, Stadiums, Healthcare, Education, Schools, Colleges and many others. Must ensure the health and safety of their employees or others who may be affected by their undertaking. They must take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella. They also need to either understand or appoint somebody competent who knows how to identify and assess sources of risk, manage those risks, prevent, or control any risks, keep records and carry out any other legal duties they may have.
Aqua Water Solutions Ltd can help you comply with ACoP L8 by carrying out a legionella risk assessment and implementing a suitable and effective legionella control programmes where required.
We can provide a monthly monitoring service, to ensure your legionella records are kept up to date, and all tasks within the control matrix are carried out to a high level/professional standard.
TMV servicing includes a visual inspection of the valve and a thorough TMV cleaning, descaling, and disinfection process. Our wide range of Legionella remedial water hygiene services includes the replacement of TMVs, the cleaning of water systems and various maintenance works.
We offer a comprehensive range of microbiological laboratory services accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, we are able to tailor our services to suit our clients, provide expert consultancy and advise on many aspects of water, air and environmental microbiology.
Cold Water Storage Tank Disinfections
We can undertake the cleaning and disinfecting of cold-water storage tanks and hot and cold water down services to the latest industry standards – BS8558 & HSG274
A mains injection, or pipe work chlorination, is the process of disinfecting and pre-commissioning new private water supplies connecting to the mains, extending to a building's internal hot and cold domestic system.