Essential Legionella Risk Assessments for Schools
Under the HSE’s Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Legionella risk assessments in schools are a legal requirement. If you are responsible for health and safety in a school, you must ensure you are controlling the risks of exposure to this dangerous bacteria.
Guardian Hygiene Services are accredited members of the Legionella Control Association and provide comprehensive Legionella risk assessments for a wide variety of educational spaces including schools, colleges, and universities. We will get you legally compliant and secure the safety of your school’s students and staff.
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Why Schools Need Legionella Risk Assessments
What Is Legionella Bacteria and Why Is It a Risk in Schools?
Legionella is a waterborne bacteria that can grow in any natural or purpose-built environment. It can grow and spread to dangerous levels when these conditions combine:
- When temperatures are consistently between 20°C and 45°C
- Flow of water is minimal and stagnation is common
- Sediment, scale, debris, and bacteria are not frequently dealt with
- There are many areas for aerosol release
When Legionella reaches dangerous levels, its release into the atmosphere happens via tiny water droplets known as aerosols. This could be spray or mist and splashing from taps. In harmful amounts, it can lead to serious lung infections for at-risk groups:
- People aged 50 and over
- Heavy smokers and drinkers
- People with weakened immune systems
- People with existing conditions like asthma
The most serious illness is called Legionnaire’s disease. This is a form of pneumonia that can result in death. You must ensure all staff and students are protected from Legionella bacteria by ensuring a thorough risk assessment is completed by professionals. .
Our Exhaustive Legionella Risk Assessments for Schools
Our risk assessors are all members of, and hold accreditations with, Constructionline, CHAS, SafeContractor, and the BSI, as well as the Legionella Control Association. We are experienced in tailoring Legionella prevention and monitoring services to different educational spaces.
We come to your facility at a time convenient to you to carry out a series of thorough physical and administrative checks:
- Temperature checks with UKAS-calibrated thermometers at key points
- Sample taking to send for Legionella testing in a UKAS laboratory
- Inspecting and identifying all areas with the potential for aerosol release
- Assessing water hygiene levels
- Reviewing your current and former paperwork
- Overviewing and assessing your current Legionella management procedures
When we have the full results from tests and assessments, we collate these in a full report that contains all findings and analysis. We also include detailed guidance on remedial actions and include free, no-obligation quotes for recommended works.
You can then take advantage of our full range of Legionella services for schools:
Prevent Disease Outbreak: Book a Legionella Risk Assessment for Your School Now
Guardian Hygiene Services are the trusted providers of Legionella risk assessments for schools. It is vital that staff and students are protected against the potentially fatal risks posed by the proliferation of Legionella bacteria.
Get the greatest peace of mind by letting our accredited professionals take care of everything for you. Get in touch to discuss your requirements or fill out an enquiry form and ensure your school is safe.