Legionella in water testing

Are you the owner or operator of a building? Did you know it’s your legal responsibility to undertake a Legionella in water testing? Water hygiene is vital to protect the health and safety of people in your building, and protect you from liability in the event of a problem.

If you do not undertake appropriate risk assessments or preventative measures, you will be legally liable for any harm, injury, or even death, in the event of a preventable outbreak due to legionella in your water.

Avoid the risk – get your assessment completed now. Glacier Environmental are experts at detecting legionella in water.

Do I need a Legionella in water test?

Yes – from a legal perspective and a health perspective. Legionnaires’ disease is a waterborne form of pneumonia with an alarmingly high mortality rate. If you can’t show proof of preventative measures in the event of an outbreak, you will be held legally responsible.

Legionella bacteria is found in water, which means it can contaminate areas and appliances in your building, including water tanks, air conditioners, plumbing systems, cooling towers, spray systems, hot tubs and more.


Every building has water, therefore every building needs to be vigilant about legionella.

What’s involved during a Legionella Risk Assessment?

A qualified Legionella Risk Assessor will arrive at your building and carry out a non-intrusive survey of the water systems, paying particular attention to more susceptible assets in the building. The risks are then identified and evaluated against a standard set of criteria.

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Following the survey we issue a full report either electronically or hard copy (depending on your requirements). All reports will be issued with a set of recommendations, which can form part of an ongoing improvement scheme.

Why choose Glacier for your Legionella Risk Testing?

Our assessors are highly trained and come with a wealth of knowledge from within the industry when it comes to testing for legionella in water. We carry out numerous assessments annually and look for continuous improvements. We’re known for fairness, thoroughness, and reliability.

Our reports are concise and conform to the industry standards set out in ACoP L8 and BS:8580.

As a member of the Legionella Control Association, our management systems regarding legionella risk assessment have been developed with the Code of Conduct and Service Standards in mind, allowing Glacier to assist you in controlling the legionella risk associated with your water systems.


“We have used Glacier Environmental for our water temperature and legionella testing on a monthly basis since 2016 and are very satisfied with the service they provide.   All of the engineers I have dealt with are both friendly and helpful and have the knowledge and experience to carry out our testing with ease thus giving us the reassurance that we need.”

 J Welch, Executive Assistant – BBA Aviation plc, London Head Office

“Glacier Environmental are one of our most reliable and effective contractors. They perform all their activities with little or no input from ourselves. We have been that impressed with the service from Glacier, we have expanded their portfolio into other divisions of BBA.”

N Disney, Facility, Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager – Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing

Glacier Environmental Ltd.
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