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Legionella are commonly occurring bacteria, found in water systems which cause Legionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which can affect anybody. People catch Legionnaires' disease by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air, which contain the bacteria. Legionella risk assessments are mandatory for employers with more than 5 employees, even where the system is simply one mains supplied cold tap. COSHH regulations require the risk of operating a water system to be assessed.
Poor Legionella risk assessment can be worse than no risk assessment, leaving you vulnerable to prosecution. Therefore our risk assessments are thorough and bespoke to ensure that all areas specific to your site are covered. We regularly review our risk assessments to ensure that you are fully compliant with the best practice guidelines in the L8.
The purpose of a risk assessment is to highlight areas of risk. You then have to minimise and manage those risks, and that's where our ongoing monitoring, water testing and analysis come in.
We offer a range of water hygiene services to ensure that you are fully compliant with the guidance in the L8. For you these may include,
Legionella Control Services provide a wide range of training courses to suit the requirements of you or your staff. These training courses can be carried out in our offices, on site or online, to suit your individual needs.
The Health and Safety Commission announced in April 1989 its intention to take statutory action to strengthen existing legislation and guidance on the control of Legionnaire's disease. The Approved Code of Practice and associated HSE guidelines were replaced by the updated document L8 which came into effect on the 8th of January 2001.
Legionella risk assessments are mandatory for employers with more than 5 employees, even where the system is simply one mains supplied cold tap. COSHH regulations require the risk of operating a water system to be assessed.
Advanced Water Treatment has over twenty years experience in the control of bacteria and Legionella in water systems. Through our trading name of "Legionella Control Services" we provide a professional and comprehensive Legionella Control Service combined with your associated environmental and hygiene management requirements. We pride ourselves on our National Coverage through a network of qualified engineers, whilst maintaining a quality Local Service to our customers.
Our clients range from small independent homes and schools, to large national clients. Our engineers use customised software packages to ensure that all our works are auditable and kept in line with guidelines.
To chat to one of our team, please do call us on (+44) 01553 636532. We also offer a free, no obligation initial consultation, and would love the opportunity to chat with you about your needs and how we may be able to help. You can contact us by clicking here and filling in a simple form, or you can call on (+44) 01553 636532.