Do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment?
Legionella risk assessments are required by law and are a statutory requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
A Legionella risk assessment is a major step in protecting your residents, employees and the genral public from exposure to Legionella Bacteria with the potential to contract Legionnaires' disease.
A Legionella risk assessment should be inline with the requirements of the HSE’s ACoP L8 or HTM 04-01 for healthcare settings. Making reference to guidance set out in BS8580:2019,BSRIA BG57/2015 along with additional guidance in HSG274.
HSE ACoP L8 states under paragraph 32 'You need to review the assessment regularly and specifically when there is reason to believe that the original assessment may no longer be valid'.
Sweetbriar Ltd offer professional and reliable services in the water management sector, each of them tailored to suit your specific circumstances as each case is taken as being bespoke.
In most cases several comprehensive site visits and meetings are required to establish the best way to manage your site. Not all sites require a bombardment of tasks and duties but in order to establish this a Legionella risk assessment should be carried out. Paragraph 25 of HSE ACoP L8 states "All systems require a risk assessment, however not all systems will require elaborate control measures"
Once the assessment is complete there maybe no reason to take further action, however if there are several issues we are able to assist further at the request of the client."A simple risk assessment may show that the risks are low and being properly managed to comply with the law. In such cases, you may not need to take further action, but it is important to review your assessment regularly in case of any changes in your system, and specifically if there is reason to suspect it is no longer valid."