PHH offer a UK
and water hygiene independent and impartial consultation advice on all
relating to the control, management and prevention of Legionella
and its associated risks in accordance with ACoP L8. As
independent consultants we offer our clients completely impartial
advice on a
full range of Legionella
risk management and other environmental disciplines.
specialist consulting services are delivered through experienced and
consultants who have extensive knowledge of all aspects of ACoP L8. Our
impartial advice and our expertise covers Legionella management, risk
management, crisis and emergency management, water hygiene training,
environmental hygiene services.
Risk Assessments are fully compliant with the latest British Standards
with Legionella risk assessments, BS
quality - Guide to risk assessments for Legionella control
ACoPL8 (HSE Approved code of practice L8).
step in any risk management process is the production of a quality risk
management is no different and as required by the HSE's Approved Code
Practice (ACOP L8), it is now required for all commercial buildings
water supply employing 5 or more people.
As set out
in the guidance, the person on who the statutory duty falls is required
access to competent help in assessing the risks'.
involves the engagement of an external water hygiene specialist to
risk assessment. The risk assessment should;
and evaluate all potential sources of risk
by which exposure to bacteria can be prevented (where possible)
prevention is not possible, it should be a means by which the exposure
can be controlled.
Legionella risk assessment involve?
Risk Assessment involves a trained risk assessor visiting your premises
making an comprehensive assessment of the water system's potential to
colonised by Legionella bacteria and the various factors favourable for
continued growth These factors include;
- Legionella require a range of between 20-50 degrees centigrade to
- much like any other living organism the bacteria need a source of
food. In a water system this takes the form of silt and
debris, scale, and rust.
Creation - an assessment of the type of water services
present to judge the likelihood of an aerosol being created from
anything from cooling towers to showers, whirlpool's and Jacuzzi's.
for Stagnation - stagnant water can provide an excellent
breeding ground for bacteria and often where slow moving water is
found, the temperature is raised.
a risk assessment, all areas of the water system are inspected
roof/loft spaces and void areas There is no disruption to the water
the on-site assessment, a report is produced together with remedial
recommendations and basic schematics drawings.
is any chance of a risk of the presence of Legionella, it is necessary
some form of ongoing water hygiene management programme.
How often should
I review my
re-assessment should be completed every 2 years but in addition to this
Legionella risk assessment should be carried out when there is
water system or its use
use the of the building
information about risks / control measures are identified or published
indicate control measures are out of specification
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