What is the risk?
Legionella bacteria, under specific conditions, can proliferate in the built environment and cause Legionnaires disease.
Duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 extend to the risks from Legionella bacteria that may arise from the workplace or workplace activities. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) provide certain requirements and procedures for controlling health and safety at work.
The requirements include the following:
- Identify the sources of risk
- Have suitable control measures to reduce the risks
- Implement and manage a control scheme and appoint a responsible person
- Keep adequate records and check that what has been done is effective.
How we can help:
We have a range of experienced consultants that can complement your water management needs, from mechanical engineers offering design services through to assessors;
- Compliance reviews of management policy and procedures
- Developing Water Management Control Schemes
- Creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
- Risk profiling properties/systems for targeted investigation and assessment
- Developing strategies and providing L8 compliant risk assessments
- Establishment of record systems and information management
- Ongoing analysis, monitoring and investigations.