Legionella Risk Assessments: Edinburgh

Legionella Risk Control.co.uk offer Legionella risk assessments to commercial businesses through Edinburg and the UK. In the UK, outbreaks of Legionella Disease are rare. However, you can dispel them entirely from your home or work environment when you put detailed risk assessments in place to ensure that every potential risk is identified and managed in the most effective way possible.

What is Legionella?

Legionella is a type of bacteria that is associated with water systems. If the bacteria becomes airborne in the form of water spray, mist or vapour, it can be inhaled by people and have the potential to cause pneumonia-like illnesses. However, the disease cannot be passed from one person to another.

Outbreaks of Legionella are common in water systems where the water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth of the disease. This disease typically affects men more than women and is particularly dangerous for people more vulnerable such as the elderly, disabled, children and pregnant women.

Risk Assessments

In Edinburgh, Risk Assessments are performed but law and where Health and Safety Laws advise it would be wise to do so. Risk Assessments are done to help reduce the risks associated with a wide variety of situations, particularly in the workplace. A Legionella Risk Assessment helps to protect people from contracting harmful bacteria and ensuring the safety of everyone. If you do not keep your risk assessment up to date, you put others at risk and allow the bacteria to multiply and spread as a result. So, be sure to complete your risk assessment thoroughly.

Why do you need a Legionella Risk Assessment?

If you are fortunate enough to fun your own business and it is thriving, with five or more employees, then it is imperative you commission a Legionella risk assessment on all your water systems. It is the law and must be carried out every two years. If you fail to do this, you could be putting your employees, staff and clients and serious risk.

Our Legionella Risk Assessors in Edinburgh

Here at AMES, we have a competent team of highly-qualified risk assessors who will carry out a thorough and detailed risk assessment of your premises. Our fully trained risk assessors will assess and identify any sources and risks of Legionella disease in your commercial or domestic property and will provide an appropriate cause of action to minimise, control or prevent the risk of Legionella. When carrying out these risk assessments, the main aim is to ensure everyone understands their water systems and can reduce or completely eliminate the risk of contamination to members of the public.

Legionella Risk Assessment Frequency

Here at AMES, we recommend that all Legionella risk assessments are repeated every 2 years, or sooner if you think your property requires it. If your building undergoes any changes, building works or other renovations, we would recommend you update your Legionella risk assessment – especially if changes have been made to the water system.

Industries that need risk assessments

There are a number of industries that specifically require a risk assessment to test Analytical testing of water samples in a laboratoryfor Legionella Disease and the risks associated with it. The most common industries in which it is important to test for Legionella are dentists, educational facilities, letting agents, swimming pools, care homes and hotels. All of these industries host people and can often be more susceptible to the spreading of disease. Which is why it is imperative each of this industries carries out regular testing for Legionella Disease.

Conclusion

Here at AMES Group Ltd, we work hard to ensure that we offer the best possible service to our customers, not only in Edinburg but throughout England. Our team are fully qualified assessors and are certified to carry out thorough risk assessments on your property or commercial business. Legionella risk assessments are a vital part of keeping the public safe and healthy but they also ensure the legal running of your business.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us today for any further advice. We would be more than happy to help.