Legionella Risk Assessments

All of our Assessors hold a Level Three award in Legionella Risk Assessments, this ABBE qualification demonstrates the necessary competence to satisfy the requirements of ACoP L8 and BS8580:2010.
Our Domestic Legionella Risk Assessments start at just £50

Landlords are under ever increasing scrutiny to ensure the properties they rent are fit for purpose and any potential risks mitigated.

Legionnaires' Disease is a pneumonia like illness caused by the Legionella bacteria and can be fatal. The infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. The disease cannot be passed from one person to another.

Legionella bacteria are found in the natural environment and may contaminate and grow in water systems, including domestic hot and cold water systems. They survive low temperatures and thrive at temperatures between 20 - 45°C if the conditions are right. They are killed by high temperatures at 60°C or above.

A Legionella risk assessment is not to be confused with Legionella Testing.  The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) emphasise that 'Legionella testing/sampling is generally not required in domestic hot water systems'

It is however the Landlords responsibility to carry out formal risk assessments.

The National Residential Landlords

Association website states:-

 
'Landlords of residential accommodation have responsibilities for combating Legionnaires' Disease. Health and safety legislation requires that landlords carry out risk assessments for the Legionella bacteria which cause Legionnaires' Disease and thereafter maintain control measures to minimise the risk. Most rented premises will be low risk but it is important that risk assessments are carried out and control measures introduced.'
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