Identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on your business premises, and plan rectifications to ensure you comply with appropriate legislation and guidelines
- Fully qualified assessment consultants
- Highly experienced across all Heath & Safety legislation
- Registered by all appropriate bodies.
- UKAS accredited laboratory testing
- All reports stored securely online for easy viewing
Why ask Office Test to carry out a Legionella Risk Assesment for you?
Office Test specialises in helping businesses of all kinds, and in all types of premises and business sectors, to comply with Health & Safety in line with the requirements of all appropriate legislation and guidelines.
Our assesors & consultants are all fully qualified and hold current certification in the fields in which they work.
We monitor current and incoming legislation that could affect any aspect of your premises, or the impact of the work environment on your staff or visitors, and our Legionella Risk Assessment survey will identify any area requiring attention.
What the regulations say
The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8) 2001, is a combined Legionella Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and guidance document which provides clearly defined requirements for the control of Legionella within all water systems. In addition, there are additional pieces of legislation that can be applied, including:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)
- Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
- Water Systems Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: The control of Legionella
- Hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems
The assessment should be reviewed (at least every two years) and, whenever alterations are made to the water installation and or systems with your premises:
- changes of the water system in your premises or its use
- changes to the use of the building in which the water installation is installed
- the availability of new information about risks or control measures
- any results of checks indicate that control measures are no longer effective
- a case of Legionnaires’ disease/legionellosis is associated with the system.
In the UK the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) ACoP L8 -Approved Code of Practice and Guidance document: “Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems ” sets out guidance imposing on you a legal duty of care for everyone who works at or has occasion to visit your premises.