legionella risk

Legionella Risk Assessment & Ongoing Management

Under COSHH Regulations 2002 (as amended) and Health & Safety Executive Approved Code of Practice and guidance Legionnaires’ disease: The control of  Iegionella bacteria in water systems employers have a duty to take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to Iegionella.

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by  Legionella bacteria which can contaminate and grow in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers and hot and cold water  systems.

Employers must:

  • Identify and asses sources of risk
  • Prepare a written scheme for preventing or controlling the risk
  • Implement, manage and monitor precautions
  • Keep records of the precautions
  • Appoint a competent person with sufficient knowledge of the installation to maintain required standards to comply with the law

A eeuk Legionella Risk Assessment includes:

  • A visual inspection of water systems
  • The measurement of water temperatures
  • An evaluation of Iegionella control
  • The production of appropriate schematic diagrams to show the water system layout

All the necessary areas will be addressed to ensure compliance with the code of practice including recommendations for future control measures and management of the risks.

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