Legionella Testing

FAQ's

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminates water containing Legionella.

All man-made hot and cold-water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can grow.

It is vital that landlords have the water in their rentals tested for Legionella.

However, there are a number of other premises often overlooked for testing.

These include Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Hotels, B&B’s Homes with multiple occupancies, Commercial Business, Public Rental of Housing.

Anywhere with running or spraying water needs their water testing, this includes fountains and structural features.

The ACOP L8 regulations say that the legionnaire's risk assessment should be reviewed regularly and specifically when there is reason to suspect it is no longer valid.

Although L8 no longer puts a timeframe to it, the risk assessment should be reviewed at least every 2 years and at any time there is a significant change e.g. if you have added to or modified your water systems or the use of the water system has changed.

We will come out to your premises and take 2 samples of water, one hot and one cold from every single water outlet in the building.

 This will then be sent away for testing and you will receive a complete report with findings and test results.

Whilst there is not legal duty for landlords to assess and control the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria, the law is clear that if you are a landlord and rent out your property (or even a room within your own home) then you have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of your tenant.

Information from:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case357-consultants-letting-agents-exposure-to-legionella.htm

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