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Any water system can harbour bacteria growth in the right conditions and therefore, potentially Legionella bacteria growth could be present in any water system.
There are conditions where bacteria is encouraged to multiply such as; if the temperature is constantly between 20-40°C , If there is rust, sludge, scale and organic matter in the water system, if water is stored or re-circulated around the system the conditions are likely to encourage bacteria multiplication.
If any of these conditions are present then it is likely that any of your employees, residents, visitors, tennants etc are more susceptible to infection.
The Health and Safety Executive state on their website:
"As an employer, or a person in control of the premises, you are responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella. You must understand how to...
As an employer, someone in charge of the premises or a landlord you are responsible for ensuring that your Legionella Risk Assessment on your Norfolk property is up to date.
If you do not have an up-to-date Legionella Risk Assessment and a monthly plan to manage the risk, then you do not comply with the law and you may be open to prosecution and heavy fines in the event of a breakout.
Advanced Water Treatment have over 20 years experience in all water treatment and management and are trusted by many businesses and landlords in and around the Norfolk area to carry out their Legionella Risk Assessments.
It is very important that the Legionella Risk Assessments are carried out by persons who have all of the latest information on Legionella Risk Assessments and are competent in carrying these Assessments out. Our fully trained staff are city and guilds trained for Legionella control and also IOSH qualified.
Many would not consider that Landlords would need to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments on their rental properties and on investigation of this in Norfolk, we have found that not many landlords knew what their responsibilities were.
Landlords are under a duty to ensure that the risk of exposure to tenants, residents and visitors is properly assessed and controlled.
We now working with landlords in the local area to ensure that they are complying with the law and carrying out the checks that they need to.
Under new guidance for hot and cold water systems, the HSE clearly sets out compliance to ACoP L8 for landlords who provide residential accommodation.
The new guidance sets out that...
We offer comprehensive Legionella risk assessments with monitoring and advice at competitive prices at many places in Norfolk including:
A professional assessment can put your mind at rest, knowing that the risks have been investigated and managed correctly by a local company based in Norfolk that you can trust.
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