Risk Assessments for Legionnaires Disease
Why you need a Legionella risk assessment
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.
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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 an approved service provider as recommended in 'Legionnaires Disease' which is the Control of Legionella Bacteria in water systems' Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) and guidance L8, published by the Health & Safety Executive. Please see below for our compliance documentation:
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What is Legionnaires Disease?
Legionnaires disease was first identified following a large outbreak of pneumonia amoung people who attended an American legion convention in 1976. A previously unrecognised bacterium was isolated from the lung tissue samples which were subsequently named Legionella Pneumophila.
It is normally contracted by inhaling legionella bacteria, either in tiny droplets of water (aerosols) or in droplet nuclei (the particles left after the water has evaporated). It cannot be passed from one person to another.
Symptoms of Legionnaires Disease
Initial symptoms include: high fever, chills, headache and muscle pain. Patients may develop a dry cough and may suffer difficulty with breathing. About one third of patients infected also develop diarrhoea or vomiting and about half become confused or delirious. (L8 reports that Legionella can be fatal in approx 12% of reported cases).
Our services provided under LCA include:
- L8 Survey & legionella Risk Assessments
- L8 Training & set up of log books
- L8 Monitoring & maintenance
- Cleaning & disinfection of water systems to L8 & BS6700 standards
- Chemical & microbiological analysis
- Installation & maintenance of dosing equipment
- Chemical sales
TSS Facilities also service and maintain steam boilers and carry out pre-commission cleaning and dosing of heating and chilled systems.
For further information about Legionnaires disease and your duties as employers please contact us to discuss any issues. We also provide free copies of booklets published by the HSE and the Control of Legionella or you can download one directly from the LCA website.Get compliant now
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