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Professional Legionella Risk Assessments in Somerset

We provide comprehensive Legionella risk assessments in Somerset and the South West. Our administrative and physical reviews will get you legally compliant in line with ACOP L8 and HSG274. Ensure the health and safety of your hot and cold water systems and avoid legal action with our trusted services.

All of our technicians hold accreditations and memberships with CHAS, Constructionline, and SafeContractor, and we are certified members of the Legionella Control Association. When you need reliable services tailored to your needs, call Guardian Hygiene Services.

To book your Legionella risk assessment for your Somerset property, speak to our specialist advisors or fill out an enquiry form today.

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    Why Legionella Risk Assessments Are Needed

    Under the Health and Safety at Work Act in 1974, a Legionella risk assessment is a legal requirement in the UK. It is vital you ensure you are taking action to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria on your premises, whether you are a duty holder, an employer, or in any way involved in health and safety.

    Why Is Legionella So Dangerous?

    Legionella bacteria is harmful when it is allowed to grow and spread. When tiny water droplets with large counts of the bacteria are released via aerosol and breathed in, it can lead to a number of severe lung infections. The most serious of these is Legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia.

    You must play your part in preventing outbreaks of this dangerous disease in Somerset by ensuring adequate Legionella control in your water systems.
    Learn more about the dangers of Legionella bacteria.

    Can Anyone Perform a Legionella Risk Assessment?

    According to legislation, only a responsible person with adequate competence can undertake the necessary physical and administrative checks of a Legionella risk assessment. You need a good understanding of your water system, its piping routes, and which areas you need to perform tests on for the most accurate results.

    If you get it wrong or miss something, you risk the growth and spread of dangerous bacteria. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and know-how to navigate commercial and domestic water systems efficiently and effectively, giving you the greatest peace of mind.

    How We Perform Legionella Risk Assessments in Somerset

    We have technicians stationed throughout the country and the South West, ready to attend your Somerset premises at your convenience. Your assessment will be a physical inspection of your hot and cold water system and a thorough review of previous and current administrative records.

    Your dedicated technician will:

    • Tour and inspect your water supply, including storage tanks and piping, identifying areas with risk of aerosol release 
    • Assess overall water hygiene
    • Perform water temperature checks with approved UKAS calibrated thermometer test kits
    • Review your paperwork, including records of any previous Legionella risk assessments if applicable
    • Verify your current Legionella management scheme as well as overall health and safety procedures
    • Consult with any duty holders and those in charge of the premises
    • Assess the risk level of all occupants or workers of the premises, considering age and health factors

    A full guide to Legionella risk assessments.

    As part of our Legionella risk assessments, we will collect water samples for testing. We send these to UKAS-approved laboratories for results. If your Legionella count is high, we will provide detailed guidance on the remedial actions needed.

    A full guide to Legionella testing

    What Happens Next?

    We compile everything we have found into one, simple report so you know exactly what’s happening in your water system. For any recommended actions or works that you need to undertake, we provide quotes and guidance. 

    You can then take advantage of further Legionella services if you need them:

    What Property Types Do We Cover in Somerset?

    We cover commercial and domestic properties in Somerset and the South West:

    • Care homes
    • Medical facilities
    • Dental practices
    • Sports and leisure centres
    • Domestic and commercial landlords
    • Commercial spaces
    • Retail spaces
    • Restaurants
    • Hairdressers
    • National Trust properties
    • Local Authorities
    • Schools and universities
    • Hotels

    Book Your Legionella Risk Assessment Today

    Prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in Somerset with our comprehensive assessment and testing services. We will get your property Legionella compliant with efficient, professional services tailored to you. 

    To book your Legionella risk assessment in Somerset today, get in touch or fill out an enquiry form.

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