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Legionella Risk Assessment

Legionella Risk Assessments – a complete solution

Our experts have been helping our customers assess the risks from legionella to their workforce, customers and buildings for more than 20 years.

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What the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) says:

“A suitable and sufficient assessment is required to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella from work activities and water systems on the premises.” “In conducting the risk assessment, the person on whom the statutory duty falls is required to have access to competent help regarding the risks of exposure of legionella in the water systems present in the premises and the necessary control measures.”

In order to comply with the Health and Safety Commission Approved Code of Practice L8 ACOP (Legionnaires’ Disease, The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems), companies are under a legal obligation to minimise and control the risk of legionellosis by:

Identifying and assessing the sources of risk of exposure

Implementing and managing precautions

Recording all related actions

Appointing a person to be managerially responsible

We can help you to assess and manage these risks and ensure that you comply with all requirements. We have a wide range of clients including the education sector. With national coverage from regionally based service centres across the country, IWS are a full membership Legionella Control Association registered Company.

All IWS legionella risk assessments are completed by City and Guilds qualified, competent and experienced professionals in accordance with British Standard BS 8580.


The Legionella risk assessment process

Our legionella risk assessors will undertake a detailed site survey, and provide you with a comprehensive document including:

Site survey data and asset register

Observations (including photographs)

Risk rating

Recommendations to reduce the risk

Schematic drawings

Periodic monitoring regime

Options include legionella and microbiological analysis and AutoCAD™ schematic drawings

As part of the assessment, our experts will recommend precautionary measures to reduce the overall risk. These may include management responsibility and training as well as system maintenance, refurbishment and routine monitoring and inspection.

We understand the increasing pressure on budgets, so all our recommendations are prioritised, which means that money spent on high priority actions will produce the maximum benefit in terms of risk reduction.

IWS Risk Assessments are provided in hard copy, and electronically via the IWS Online Report Tracker system (ORT).

ORT is accessed via the IWS website by a secure password

Reports can be shared across your organisation

Reports including photographs and schematic drawings are downloadable for archiving or printing

The option to report by exception allows only the out of specification results and recommendations to be viewed

Monthly Public Health England Report

Public Health England provides a monthly report detailing the number of cases of confirmed Legionnaires disease. this helps to identify sources of infection so that control measures can be kept up to standard and improved on. Please contact Integrated Water Services by using the contact form below!


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