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Comprehensive Legionella Control Services

Legionella Control

At Guardian Hygiene Services, we are highly experienced in tackling Legionella, fully accredited by the Legionella Control Association and a number of industry bodies. We can help you get to Legionella compliance and ensure proper water hygiene for the complete health and safety of your premises. We work collaboratively with you, providing detailed, tailored reports that offer a comprehensive guide to eliminating the risks of exposure to Legionella. 

A Legionella control scheme is a vital next step if risks of Legionella have been identified in your commercial or residential property. You must ensure your premises are compliant with current legislation, including ACOP L8, HSG274 and HTM 04-01 (Healthcare).

With expert technicians across the country ready to attend your premises, our services are exceptionally efficient and reliable. Fill out an enquiry form or get in touch to speak to our specialist advisors and get your comprehensive Legionella control scheme underway.

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    What is a Legionella Control Scheme?

    A Legionella control scheme is put in place after a Legionella Risk Assessment has been carried out and potential dangers identified. The scheme aims to stop the proliferation of Legionella bacteria in the water systems of your premises, specifying which measures need to be undertaken in order to achieve this.

    Legionella is a kind of bacteria normally found in natural water sources, but it can also be found in artificial water sources. Exposure to Legionella bacteria in water systems can happen when breathable water droplets are spread. This can then lead to the development of Legionnaires’ disease, which is a severe and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia. 

    It is therefore crucial that your property is assessed for Legionella risks and that, if any are identified, a full Legionella control scheme is put in place.

    High-Risk Water Systems Which Support Legionella Growth

    There are 4 key elements that allow Legionella bacteria to spread and cause danger:

    1. Habitat: Showerheads, sprinkler hoses, taps, hot water cylinders, poor plumbing, and other system issues can allow Legionella bacteria to multiply rapidly.
    2. Food source: Food sources for Legionella bacteria include sediment, scale and other bacteria.
    3. Warm temperatures: The optimal temperature range for the growth of Legionella bacteria is 20-25 degrees celsius. 
    4. Aerosol release: Water contaminated with Legionella bacteria released as an aerosol poses a great risk.

    Any hot and cold water system or recirculated system will feature these elements, which is why Legionella risk assessments and resultant control of Legionella bacteria spread are so important.

    How We Can Help With Legionella Management and Control

    Our Legionella control services will help you to control the spread of Legionella bacteria and ensure the safety of all occupants of your commercial or residential premises. 

    Once the risks in your premises have been identified and assessed, we prepare a written control scheme and work with you to implement the monitoring and management of Legionella risks. The scheme will detail the water treatment regimes you need to undertake and how to do them as well as the correct operation of your water systems.

    What Will My Legionella Written Control Scheme Include?

    Your Legionella control scheme will be completely tailored to your system and your needs. We provide guidance and detailed information on your written scheme and a detailed report that includes information like:

    • Details of the Risks Identified

    We will detail the scope of control measures to be undertaken and explain how these will help.

    • A Management Structure

    This includes who the duty holder and responsible person(s) are and what their communication pathways should be, an allocation of their responsibilities, and training on Legionella risk management and control.

    • An Up-to-Date Schematic of Your Systems

    This will include the full layout of your systems within and around the premises, identifying piping routes, storage and header tanks, calorifiers and relevant items of plant, like water softeners, filters, strainers, pumps, and all water outlets.

    • The Correct and Safe Operation of Your System

    This includes how to control your water temperature.

    • Analytical Tests

    This includes:

    • Microbiological testing.
    • Operational checks.
    • Inspections and calibrations to be carried out and any resulting corrective actions.
    • Remedial action 

    If your scheme is not effective, we include control scheme reviews and suggested modifications to make.

    • Health and Safety Information 

    This includes the storage, handling, use of, and disposal of chemicals used in treatments and tests of water systems.

    • Incident Plans 

    This includes what to do if there is:

    • A major plant failure.
    • Very high levels of Legionella or repeat positive water analyses for Legionella.
    • An outbreak of Legionellosis on your site.
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    Types of Properties and Business Sectors We Cover

    We have become one of the most trusted providers of Legionella control services for a number of clients.

    The business sectors we cover include:

    • Hospitals
    • Care Homes
    • Funeral Homes
    • Landlords
    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Hairdressers
    • Dental Practices
    • Health Clubs
    • Sports Centres
    • Local Authority
    • National Trust
    • Universities
    • Schools
    • Hotels
    • Leisure Clubs
    • Factories, including food production
    • All commercial properties

    Implement a Professional Legionella Control Scheme Before it’s Too Late

    A properly implemented Legionella control scheme is absolutely crucial to stop the spread of a potentially fatal disease and to avoid a hefty fine. To get the job done properly, choose the trusted experts at Guardian Hygiene Services. 

    Our high-quality reports are specifically tailored to your situation and come with comprehensive guides with a high level of detail and guidance. We work flexibly and collaboratively with you to ensure you are confident in dealing with this vitally important work.

    Simply complete our contact form or get in touch with our team to arrange your Legionella control scheme today.

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