Legionella risk assessment is the first and most important step towards compliance.
It is a statutory duty in the UK and Ireland applying to employers and those responsible for the control of premises including landlords and providers of residential accomodation.
It is also a specific topic included in inspections at primary healthcare premises carried out by the Care Quality Commission.
Watertec risk assessments are designed to provide all of the information necessary for clients to introduce appropriate control strategies to comply with:
In the UK
- The Health and Safety at Work Act
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
- ACoP L8: Approved Code of Practice for the Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems
- HSG274: Legionnaires’ disease Technical Guidance
Part 1: The control of legionella bacteria in evaporative cooling systems
Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems
Part 3: the control of legionella bacteria in other risk systems
- HSG220 Health and Safety in Care Homes
- Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: The Control of legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water and drinking water systems
- Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary dental care practices
- The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations
- The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations (Northern Ireland)
-The Scottish Water Byelaws
- The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act
- The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations
- National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland