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There are regulations about Legionella in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 making it a legal requirement for your site to control the risk of Legionella. This act together with the Approved Code of Practice L8 (ACoP L8) requires a company to have access to competent health and safety advice and procedures and training for staff enabling them to deal with potentially dangerous situations.
A company abiding by the regulations will have a Legionella Risk Assessment (LRA) carried out which will result in a control program being designed and implemented. All actions would be recorded in a site log book in conjunction with a Responsible Person being nominated for Legionella control (usually a site manager or director). The LRA is usually updated every two years and constant monitoring as part of the control regime will ensure that the risk of Legionellosis is minimal. You can find more information about Legionella risk assessments here.
Should an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease occur and the source be traced back to your company, you will be investigated to establish whether or not you have followed the recommendations of ACoP L8. If you have not, be prepared for action to be taken against you.
EWS have two decades of experience so get in touch with us today for expert advice and information on how we can help you not only comply with the law, but minimise risk and save money.
Relevant documents such as ACoP L8 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are available from ourlinks page.