Legionella Risk Assessment Services
Any water system, with the right environmental conditions, could be a source for legionella bacteria growth and as an employer, business owner , care provider , landlord, etc. the correct precautions need to be taken and implemented to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella. Therefore under Health and Safety at Work regulations there is a legal obligation to carry out a legionella risk assessment of the water services in any work place or business connected premise.
Calibre Environmental Limited offers a full water services survey and risk assessment report including a comprehensive risk summary and recommended remedial actions including water monitoring requirements where required taking into account the building use and where applicable using the HTM04 Healthcare Guidance for healthcare premises. Our risk assessment reports are delivered in a complete and easy to understand format and we are able to offer further ongoing support, guidance and quotations for the remedial actions and monitoring recommended within the water services risk assessment.
Calibre Environmental limited can also carry out reviews of existing water services Legionella risk assessments whether originally carried out by ourselves or other service providers. These reviews can either be carried out as an onsite desktop exercise reviewing the existing risk assessment document and log book/monitoring records, or to include a re-survey of the original water system surveys.
The Risk assessment or risk assessment review will be carried out by fully qualified and certificated engineer and in accordance with ACoP L8: – Code of Practice and BS8580-1:2019 ‘Water quality – Risk assessments for Legionella control’.
33 Before any formal health and safety management system for water systems is implemented, the dutyholder should carry out a risk assessment to identify the possible risks. The purpose of the assessment is to enable a decision on:
(a) the risk to health, ie whether the potential for harm to health from exposure is reasonably foreseeable, unless adequate precautionary measures are taken;
(b) the necessary measures to prevent, or adequately control, the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria.
34 The risk assessment also enables the dutyholder to show they have considered all the relevant factors, and the steps needed to prevent or control the risk.
HSE ACOP L8 2013