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 – contact to get your risk assessment completed now.
Do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment?
It is the legal duty of the building operator to undertake or appoint suitable competent staff to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment. This is the first step towards a water treatment and hygiene programme in identifying the risks and implementing a monitoring programme you can satisfy the Health & Safety Executives ACoP L8 guidance and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 amongst others.
“A suitable and sufficient assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed. The duty holder is responsible for ensuring the risk assessment is carried out.” ACoP L8:2013, paragraph 28.
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.
Following the survey a full report will be issued either electronically or hard copy (dependant on requirements). All reports will be issued with a set of recommendations that can form part of an ongoing improvement scheme.
Our assessors are highly trained and come with a wealth of knowledge from within the industry. We are specialists in Legionella water testing, and we carry out numerous assessments annually and look for continuous improvements.
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.
How much does the service cost?
The price will vary depending on the size and complexity of the system and building. The average cost for assessing a small office block with Glacier is approximately £450. For small, non-complex systems, the cost can be as little as £225.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“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