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Fully-Accredited Legionella Risk Assessments in Scotland

Guardian Hygiene Services are one of the most trusted specialists for carrying out Legionella risk assessments in Scotland. We provide essential services for Legionella compliance in line with current legislation like ACOP L8, HSG274 and HTM 04-01 (Healthcare) and are always up-to-date with new regulations for Scottish landlords. 

You must ensure the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in your building’s water systems is assessed and controlled. If not, you risk infecting all occupants and visitors with deadly Legionnaires’ disease and will incur a hefty fine.

We have fully trained technicians stationed across the country ready to attend your property. We hold accreditations with CHAS, Constructionline and Safecontractor and are members of the  Legionella Control Association. 

Let us help you achieve peace of mind with our comprehensive services that make getting Legionella compliant easy. Speak to our specialist advisors today or fill out a form to book an efficient, cost-effective Legionella Risk Assessment in Scotland.

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    We offer fully comprehensive risk assessments in Scotland for a wide range of clients. Our assessments are bespoke, meaning we tailor them to your needs, however unique. With accredited technicians stationed across the country, we can come to you for a Legionella risk assessment at a time and place convenient to you.

    The assessments we carry out are technical reviews comprising administrative checks and physical assessments.

    We will complete administrative checks:

    • A full review of your current records and your previous assessments
    • A thorough consultation with all persons involved in health and safety on your premises
    • An overview of management procedures and the relevant paperwork
    • Risk level assessment of occupants of the building, focussing on age and health

    And conduct a tour of your site:

    • A physical inspection of all of the water systems in your premises
    • Water temperature checks
    • An inspection of any place where aerosols have potential to be created

    Once this is completed, we generate a detailed Legionella risk assessment report which will be sent to you in PDF format. Our management regulatory compliance system collects, stores, analyses and communicates Health, Safety and Environmental compliance records on demand.

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    The Business and Property Types We Carry Out Legionella Services For

    We specialise in tailoring our services to the unique needs of different spaces. Some of the most common businesses and property types we cover include:

    • Rental properties
    • Hospitals
    • Care Homes
    • Funeral Homes
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hairdressers
    • Dental Practices
    • Health Clubs
    • Sports Centres
    • Local Authority
    • National Trust Properties
    • Universities
    • Schools
    • Hotels
    • Leisure Clubs
    • Factories, including food production
    • All commercial properties
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    Why a Legionella Risk Assessment is Essential

    Under the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, a Legionella risk assessment is a legal requirement. Contaminated water droplets that are spread by aerosol are a danger to the health and safety of occupants and visitors to the premises. 

    The risk assessor must be fully competent and trained in line with current legislation, including ACOP L8, HSG274 and HTM 04-01 (Healthcare). This is why the safest thing you can do to ensure the risk of Legionella in your hot and cold water systems is controlled is to get a professional assessment.

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    Legionella Risk Assessments in Scotland: How Often To Get Them

    Legionella bacteria can grow and spread wherever water is stored. A regular risk assessment is a legal obligation which becomes especially important in the following circumstances:

    • Your business or company has moved to a new building
    • Key personnel have changed
    • The building is in the process of getting repurposed (e.g. a care home converted into a hotel)
    • The building has been dormant for any amount of time
    • The building or premises has never had a Legionella risk assessment

    Water Systems That Are at High Risk of Legionella Growth

    Water systems that are at high risk of Legionella bacteria growth and spread include:

    • Spa pools
    • Air conditioning units
    • Water tanks
    • Hot tubs
    • Swimming pools
    • Dental apparatus
    • Showers
    • Healthcare Properties
    • Vehicle cleaning machines
    • Food manufacturing sites
    • Washing facilities
    • Industrial facilities like manufacturing sites
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    What Are Landlord’s Responsibilities in Scotland?

    If you are a landlord in Scotland, you must ensure that a Legionella risk assessment has been carried out and control measures are in place.

    Duties include:

    • Identifying and assessing risks of Legionella bacteria growth, spread, and exposure
    • Ensuring appropriate responses are in place to prevent or control these risks
    • Ensuring thorough records are kept

    At Guardian Hygiene Services, we are always up-to-date with current legislation, including whenever new regulations for landlords in Scotland come about.

    Book a Comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessment in Scotland Today

    Get peace of mind for your Scottish business or property with a fully-accredited Legionella risk assessment from trusted providers. Our service is comprehensive, bespoke, and cost-effective.

    Fill out a form or speak to our specialist advisors to book your Legionella risk assessment in Scotland and ensure you are fully compliant.

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