Legionnaires Risk Assessments in Derbyshire and throughout the UK
What is Legionnaires Disease?
The bacterium is found in fresh water and can contaminate hot or cold water tanks, hot tubs, cooling towers, large air conditioners and redundant stretches of pipework. The reason for this is that the legionella bacteria live between temperatures of 20 and 50°C with the optimum temperature being 35°C. Only temperatures above 50°C will begin killing the bacteria.
- Shortness of Breath
- High Fever
- Muscle Pain
- Vomiting and Diarrhoea
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSW) is the UK’s primary source of legislation regarding Occupational Health & Safety. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) provides us with a framework for controlling H&S at work whilst the Control of Substance Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provides a framework of actions required to access, prevent, and control bacteria such as legionella in premises under your control.
Finally, there is the Approved Code of Practice L8 (ACOP) which contains practical guidance on how to manage and control the risks against legionella.
You will receive a comprehensive Legionnaires risk assessment document with evidence and recommendations for remedial action if required. For your continued peace of mind, we also offer for us to carry out monthly temperature monitoring checks of your water system.