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How Legionella affects your Business

Our qualified risk assessors will carry out a detailed assessment of your premises, which will ensure compliance with the approved code of practice ACOP L8.

Failure to comply with the legal requirements surrounding Legionella can result in prosecution.
Legionella causes Legionnaires’ Disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Failure to properly manage your water systems may risks your life or that of your staff or clients.

If the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 applies to your business premises, then you are required by law to commission a Legionella risk assessment on its hot and cold-water systems.

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    Legionella Risk Assessments

    Our qualified risk assessors will carry out a detailed assessment of your premises, which will ensure compliance with the approved code of practice ACOP L8.

    The risk assessment will provide:

    Identification and assessment of the source of any risk of Legionella. A written scheme (course of action), to prevent, minimise and control the risk

    Our aim when carrying out a Legionella risk assessment is to ensure you understand your water systems and the risks posed to staff and the public. Upon completion, we will provide advice on the best course of action to ensure the risk of Legionella proliferation is prevented or minimised.

    Risk assessments are valid for twoyears but may need to be reviewed sooner if there are changes to the building, the water system or its use, signs that the current control measures are no longer adequate, or a case of Legionella/Legionellosis is associated with the system.

    Whilst failure to comply to any part of the ACoP is not in itself an offence, that failure may be used in criminal proceedings in a court of law in contravention to HSWA 1974, COSHH 2002 and MHSWA 1999.

    FAQs

    What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

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    How do I book a Legionella Risk Assessment?

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    All of our staff work to strict health and safety standards, to maintain staff and client health as well as providing the very best service level. Please click here to read the Legionella Control Association’s recommended Code Of Conduct for service providers – a code we adhere to, or exceed, at every attendance.

    Why you need a Legionella Risk Assessment

    Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 there is a legal requirement to carry out a Legionella risk assessment of your premises where the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria from work activities or water systems is present.

    AMES consultants will carry out a detailed assessment of your premises working closely with you whilst on-site to ensure all systems are covered and that any control measures in place comply with the regulations and are effective.