Legionella Disease Management

LEGIONELLA RISK ASSESSMENTS

We believe that a risk assessment report should be simple and to the point. Lubron’s 40 years of experience has allowed us to build a complient easy to navigate report.  Once complete we will also arrange a meeting to go through the report and relevant actions.

Our risk assessment system complies with the requirements of the recently introduced British Standard latest British Standards 8580-1 (Water quality – Guide to risk assessments for Legionella control)

Our risk assessors are highly experienced and use a unique risk matrix scoring system to help identify those factors which increase risk, so you can see at a glance where you need to prioritise your remedial actions and what you have to do to comply with the regulations.

Our risk assessments in line with Legionella Control Association include;

  • Formal risk assessment
  • Photographic evidence
  • Asset register
  • Schematic diagrams, in accordance with current legislation
  • Comprehensive recommendations for future risk management
  • Individual executive summary produced for each assessment

Why and where are Risk Assessments for Legionella needed?

The ACOP L8 regulations indicate that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is the first step in Legionnaires’ Disease prevention. The objective is to identify all water systems where legionella bacteria could potentially grow and assess the risk of people being exposed to contaminated aerosols from them. All water systems need to be included in the legionella risk assessment, but particular attention needs to be paid to:

  • Hot & cold water systems
  • Cooling water systems, cooling towers and evaporative condensers
  • Spa pools
  • Spray humidifiers, misters, air washers and wet scrubbers
  • Safety showers, sprinklers, vehicle wash systems
  • Fountains and water features
  • Any other system containing water in which Legionella could grow and be released in aerosol droplets

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FAQ

How long will my Legionella Risk Assessment last?

Previous guidance states every two years which is still a good rule of thumb. However, now its designed to be a living document with regular reviews to ensure areas such as change of building use e.g. from a lab to an office block. Out of specification results such as confirmed Legionella failures or change of key personnel.

Can I carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment myself?

If you have suitable experience and training you may wish to carry out the assessment yourself. However, we recommend using a Legionella Control Association accreditment company.


Do Lubron carry out Legionella Risk Assessments nationwide?

Yes – we cover the whole of the UK with our dedicated team of inhouse specialists