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Comprehensive Legionella Control in Healthcare Facilities

Legionella control in healthcare facilities is essential to protect vulnerable people from exposure to dangerous Legionella bacteria. We provide professional Legionella risk assessments and Legionella control services for healthcare premises that are in line with the latest government legislation.

With accreditations from leading industry bodies, our professional Legionella control services are safe and trusted. Technicians are stationed across the country, ready to implement control measures in your healthcare facility and secure the health and safety of all occupants efficiently.

Speak to our specialist advisors today or fill out a form to secure effective Legionella control for your healthcare facility.

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    Why Our Legionella Control Services Are Vital for Healthcare Facilities

    If you are the responsible person in your healthcare facility or are in any way in control of health and safety, you are under a legal obligation to ensure risks of Legionella exposure are minimised.

    At Guardian Hygiene Services, we have prestigious industry accreditations with CHAS, Constructionline and SafeContractor and are Legionella Control Association members. With years of experience helping countless clients achieve Legionella compliance, we have become one of the most trusted Legionella companies.

    People in healthcare facilities are at increased risk of the dangers Legionella exposure causes. Therefore implementing proper Legionella control schemes is essential. 

    Make sure you get it right by employing a team of fully trained specialist technicians like those at Guardian Hygiene Services.

    Legionella Control Services Are Vital for Healthcare Facilities

    Test for Legionella in Healthcare Facilities

    To determine the control measures needed in your healthcare facility, we carry out comprehensive Legionella risk assessments. This is to identify any potential sources of risks that could lead to dangerous outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease. 

    Your assessment will consist of a thorough review of previous and current administrative records and a physical inspection of all hot and cold water systems in your premises. We will conduct water temperature checks and water testing to determine Legionella counts in your system. If there is a confirmation of Legionella in your water supply that affirms the need for a Legionella control scheme, we can implement this for you.

    You will receive a detailed report from our bespoke system that explains exactly what we have found and how to ensure you contain the bacteria and eliminate risks.

    Our Comprehensive Legionella Control Measures for Health Facilities

    We will implement a Legionella control scheme for you after all risks have been identified. This scheme will aim to halt Legionella bacteria proliferating in your water systems by detailing measures on how to achieve this.

    We will work with you to implement Legionella monitoring and Legionella management, helping to decrease the risks of Legionella and keep occupants safe.

    Comprehensive Legionella Control Measures

    What Your Legionella Written Control Scheme Will Include

    Your control measures will be completely bespoke to your health control facility, with guidance on the following:

    • Details of risks identified
    • Management structure
    • An up-to-date schematic of your water systems
    • The correct and safe operation of your system
    • Analytical tests
    • Health and safety information
    • Incident plans

    All of our control schemes are suitable for Public Health England (PHE) Health Protection Teams (HPT) and are in line with the latest legislation including ACOP L8 and HSG274.

     Legionella Written Control Scheme

    People in Healthcare Facilities More Vulnerable to Legionella

    Why Are People in Healthcare Facilities More Vulnerable to Legionella?

    Legionella in healthcare premises poses a high risk due to its increased danger to vulnerable people. People at increased risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease include:

    • Those over 45 years of age
    • Heavy drinkers
    • Heavy smokers
    • Those suffering from chronic respiratory disease
    • Those suffering from diabetes, lung, heart, or kidney diseases
    • Anyone with a weakened immune system

    What is Legionella and Why Is it Dangerous?

    When tiny droplets of water that are infected with a high Legionella bacteria count are spread by aerosol release, they can be inhaled. When this happens, it can lead to the development of chronic lung diseases and serious infections. 

    The most dangerous of these is Legionnaires’ disease, which is a form of pneumonia that can be fatal in vulnerable people. Therefore, it is extremely important to prevent the proliferation of Legionella in the water systems of healthcare facilities.

    Learn more about the dangers of Legionella.

    Start an Accredited Legionella Control Scheme in Your Healthcare Facility

    It is vital that Legionella control in healthcare facilities is completed to the highest standard. To ensure your premises are safe and occupants are not at risk, employ the Legionella control services of trusted specialists. At Guardian Hygiene Services, we will implement tried and tested measures to get your premises in line with government guidelines quickly and effectively.

    Fill out a form or speak to our specialist advisors to start your Legionella control scheme today and ensure the safety of your healthcare facility.

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