Our qualified engineers keep you safe from Legionella
What is Legionnaires Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It can be found in purpose-built water systems either in tiny droplets of water (aerosols) or in droplet nuclei (the particles left after the water has evaporated).
Risk Assessments for Legionnaires Disease
Current legislation requires that every commercial premises in the UK must have a valid Legionella risk assessment. Failure to comply could mean immediate closure of your premises, prosecution and even imprisonment in the event of an outbreak.
Get compliant and stay compliant
We’ve been testing for Legionella, issuing water hygiene risk assessments and advising customers how to minimise the threat of Legionella for more than 20 years. Our Water Treatment Department is a category 1 member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA).
This makes TSS Facilities experts with the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and guidance L8, published by the Health & Safety Executive.
Water Testing - Monitoring & Control
TSS offers a wide range of services to monitor your water in accordance with your latest L8 Risk Assessment.
Contracts can include the cleaning of cold water storage tanks, undertaking regular temperature monitoring and sampling for Legionella and other bacteria such as Coliform, Escherichia coli (E coli) and Pseudomonas.
Online Legionella monitoring system
TSS have introduced the Online Legionella monitoring system which electronically records temperatures via handheld device. Each month our engineers record the temperatures from outlets, this information is recorded in real-time and this highlights any variances. Our clients are given logins to view their recordings in real time.
Microbiological Water Sampling
Microbiological sampling is the effective way of determining the activity within your water systems. TSS Facilities carry out both legionella & potable sampling at UKAS Accredited Laboratories.
Registered Managers of dental practices have an overriding general duty of care to ensure that the water supply, storage and distribution services at their practice complies with the best practice guidance given, set out by The Department of Health publication Decontamination Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices.
This includes the following publications:
-Health and Safety Executive’s ACoP The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8) which has special legal status.
– Health Technical Memorandum 04-01, The Control of Legionella, hygiene “Safe” hot water, cold water systems.
What does this mean for your dental practice?
Essentially, all premises are required to have a written scheme and a legionella risk assessment for controlling any identified risks in accordance with L8. This must be carried out by “competent persons” who are members of the Legionella Control Association.