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Legionella Risk Assessment Information

We provide Legionella Risk Assessments for every type of building!

What is a Legionella Risk Assessment?

If anyone inhales small droplets of water containing legionella, they are at risk of contracting legionnaires’ disease which can be a fatal form of pneumonia.

Large or small man made hot and cold water systems with a supporting environment can lead to legionella bacteria growing and multiplying. These conditions include temperatures suitable for growth, places where water is stored or recirculated, places where water droplets are produced or dispersed and systems with rust, scale and sludge.

Who requires a Legionella Risk Assessment?

If your property uses water or stores water, there may be a risk of exposure to legionella bacteria. If people are exposed to this, the risk of legionella bacteria needs to be assessed and managed. In addition, if the property has means to generate and spread water droplets that people could inhale, it is also reasonable to assume there could be exposure risk to legionella bacteria.

Who is responsible for the Legionella Risk Assessment?

Any Landlord, commercial or residential, who rents a property out, including a room within their home, hold the responsibility to ensure the tenants are safe from any health hazards.

The landlord could be a local authority, housing association, private sector landlords, housing cooperatives and hostels.

What does the assesment involve?

Your Legionella Risk Assessment will include a site survey. The assessor will be surveying, where appropriate, things such as looking in your water tanks, carrying out flow and stagnation test, testing how the hot and cold water is throughout the property and making notes on the systems which will include photographs.

Following the assessment, a report will be written up that will outline if the property is at low or negligible risk from Legionella.

What do I get?

After the site survey, the risk assessment will be written up to provide you with a detailed but clear report.

If the person responsible for Legionella safety is available during the site visit, this may be noted in the report. The management responsibilities will be outlined to include the name of the competent person, if any training is to be given to the property occupiers and the review date of the assessment.

The report will also include descriptions of any water systems, their makes and models, supported by photographs.

Any risk sources will be noted and given a risk rating. Recommendations on reducing and preventing the risks will be suggested, along with ways of ongoing monitoring and inspecting. The checks may be presented in monthly, quartley, 6 monthly and annually depending on the nature of the property.

How often do i need an assessment?

Your assessment should be reviewed regularly, at least every two years, or when any changes may result in the current assessment being invalid. This includes:

  • Changes to the water systems or it’s use
  • Changes to the general use of the property
  • If your monitoring initiatives suggest your management plan is no longer effective
  • If new risk and control measures are issued

Who will carry out the assesment?

Easy EPC have a highly skilled team of assessors, covering all of the UK. All our assessors are competent and insured, and will carry the relevant ID and equipment for your survey. We have the ability to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments on any type of building, from the smallest corner shop to large shopping centers as well as blocks of flats or a single bungalow.

How do I book?

To get a quote for a Legionella Risk Assessment for your property simply give us a call on 0800 170 1201, or alternatively fill in our contact form. The basic information we need to be able to provide you with a price for the survey is:

  • Property address
  • What the buildings is used for
  • Approximate floor area, or number of bedrooms if its a domestic property
  • Number of floors
  • Number of water systems in the property

It is useful and may enable us to offer a cheaper quote if you are also able to provide the following information:

  • Floorplans
  • If no floor plans are available how many rooms the building is divided into (including WCs etc.)
  • The full address of the property

Once we have provided you with a quote, if you wish to go ahead and book we will also need invoicing details and contact details for whoever will be meeting us on site. We don't charge up-front, but will invoice you for the work on completion, and release the report upon receipt of payment. Our pricing includes everything, so the price we quote you is the total price you will pay.

After you have booked with us we will contact you or if you prefer an alternative site contact to arrange an appointment. Once we have visited site it takes us about 10 working days to produce the report, at which point we will contact you to let you know its ready and provide you with an invoice. On payment of the invoice we will email your Legionella Risk Assessment.

Our prices start from £49.95 + VAT, dependant on size and location of the property. Use this online booking tool to quickly get a quote for your Legionella Risk Assessment.

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