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Legionella Risk Assessments to Prevent Legionnaires Disease in Surrey

All of the services we provide are in line with current legislation, including ACOP L8, HSG274, and HTM 04-01 (Healthcare), and are designed to give you complete peace of mind when presented with the risk of Legionnaires disease in Surrey. 

The standards mentioned above are the ones we bring to every building we service, keeping your property compliant and helping you to avoid fines.

If you are the owner, manager, or landlord of a property anywhere in the county and you require services to reduce the risk of legionnaires disease, contact us today. 

We will be glad to speak with you on the phone, or you can fill out one of our contact forms to book an appointment and receive a free quote.

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    What is Legionnaires Disease?

    Legionnaires disease is a lung infection that causes pneumonia-like symptoms and is considered in itself to be a severe form of pneumonia. It can be contracted from inhaling small water droplets infected with Legionella bacteria – in the worst cases, it can be fatal. 

    Older adults, smokers, people with chronic lung conditions, and people with weakened immune systems are all at a higher risk of contracting Legionnaires disease. All purpose-built water systems have the potential to carry the bacteria, whether these are cooling towers, hot tubs, or even windscreen wipers if they are not filled with the correct fluid.

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    Why You Need a Legionella Risk Assessment

    How We Help Prevent Legionnaires Disease in Surrey

    The most straightforward way for us to help prevent Legionnaires disease is to offer Legionella risk assessments in Surrey. These incorporate meticulous administrative checks of current and previous records and thorough inspections of building water systems. Doing this allows our team to get an accurate measurement of the risk of Legionella for that particular site. 

    Every assessment carried out is also completely bespoke, meaning that when yours is carried out it will be done in a way that meets the unique needs and requirements of your site.

    Here is a breakdown of how our team would carry out a typical Legionella risk assessment in Surrey:

    1. Administrative checks
      This will include a full review of previous assessments and current records, as well as consultations with persons involved in health and safety on the premises.
    2. A physical tour of the water systems
      Our technicians will tour the site’s water systems, inspecting them in their entirety. This means that water temperature checks will also be carried out at the same time using the most up-to-date equipment available.
    3. Bespoke reporting
      A report will be provided in PDF format, complete with a breakdown of our findings and how to implement any recommended remedial actions. This management regulatory compliance system is useful for gathering, keeping, analysing, and communicating Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance records whenever these are required.
    When to Get a Legionella Risk Assessment

    Wherever there is water stored in your building, there is a chance that Legionella bacteria can grow and spread. This is why we strongly recommend regular, professional testing and Legionella risk assessments in Surrey.

    It is especially important to ensure these are carried out if:

    • There has been a change in key personnel
    • The building is new to your business or company
    • The building is being repurposed
    • The building has been unused for any amount of time
    • The building has never had testing or a risk assessment for Legionella before

    Who Can Carry Out a Legionella Risk Assessment?

    Legionella testing and risk assessments must always be carried out by someone deemed a competent person, meeting the Health and Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice, as well as the related technical guidance found in HSG274.

    Some businesses and firms will also provide Legionella testing kits, but these are not as highly recommended as having the work carried out by a specialist. This is because kits are not as accurate as the equipment used in our professional services.

    Book Testing and Risk Assessments in Surrey

    If you require a reliable, specialist Legionella testing and risk assessment service in any part of Surrey, contact Guardian Hygiene Services today. We will be able to offer a range of services to keep buildings compliant and ensure peace of mind, whether you are based in Guildford, Epsom, Horley, or anywhere else in the county. 

    Our fully-accredited team will guide you through every step of the process to ensure the risk of Legionella on your property is minimised. All you will need to do is fill out one of our quote forms or speak to an advisor on the phone to book testing or assessment for your premises. With our services, you will be able to help prevent the spread of Legionnaires disease in Surrey.

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