7 Simple Steps to Legionella Compliance

7 Steps to Legionella Compliance | How to Meet Legionella Compliance – Made Easy

7 Simple Steps to Legionella Compliance


To help our customers better understand how to meet legionella compliance we have created a 7 Simple Steps to Legionella Compliance how to guide to get you there:

Step 1 – Legionella Risk Assessment.


Firstly, a competent person must undertake a legionella risk assessment, commonly also referred to as a water risk assessment, to help identify the risks from legionella.

Step 2 – Legionella Remedial Works


Once you have received your legionella risk assessment and list of identified risks, you must now remediate these risks by either removing or reducing the risk of exposure to legionella. A few examples of legionella remedial actions include: cleaning cold water storage tanks, removing dead legs, replacing flexible hoses, installing anti-scalding valves and descaling assets to name a few.

Step 3 – Legionella Testing (Sampling)


According to the HSE guidelines “water samples should be analysed for Legionella periodically to demonstrate that bacteria counts are acceptable.” It is important for you to know as well that Legionella risk testing is not a replacement for a full risk assessment and should be used in conjunction with a risk assessment and other legionella control measures to mitigate the risks of infection in your water system. The HSE also states within the HSG274 pt2 legionella bacteria testing “should be carried out where there is doubt about the efficacy of the control regime or it is known that recommended temperatures, disinfectant concentrations or other precautions are not being consistently achieved throughout the system.” A full risk assessment would also register if there is a need for water samples to be taken.

Step 4 – Water Logbook


The water logbook is your in all one place to keep records. The water logbook will keep records on:


Step 5 – Legionella Schematic Drawings


Legionella Schematic Drawings form an integral part of any legionella control and management programme and are specifically required by the HSE’s guidelines – HSG 274 Part 2. The legionella schematic drawings may be a simplified but accurate diagram that identifies the water system assets and equipment components.

Legionella schematic drawings should be easy to read without the need for specialist training or experience. Legionella schematic drawings should also include all temporary fittings are present within the water system. For instance, a temporary washing machine that is only intended to be installed for a short period of time should still be incorporated within the schematic as it will directly impact the water systems water quality if not managed correctly.

If you have already had a legionella risk assessment or legionella monitoring carried out in the past, the chances are you have a legionella schematic drawing. We understand that you may have already carried out a legionella risk assessment, legionella testing, or a legionella schematic drawing. This is why uRisk provides all legionella services independently to tailor to your requirements. This helps to make our pricing the most competitive in the industry for water hygiene and legionella services.

Step 6 – Legionella Training


Legionella and legionnaires disease has the potential to cause serious harm to health if not monitored correctly. All water systems require by law a legionella risk assessment and therefore all duty holders and responsible persons with water systems should undertake a legionella awareness training course to understand what legionella is, why it is important, understand legionella health and safety and what the risks are if someone is infected from contaminated water.

Step 7 – Legionella Monitoring


Finally, once all the above has been undertaken, suitable precautions should be taken to prevent, manage and control the risk of exposure to legionella and legionnaires disease. You can do this by undertaking the following control measures: 


  • Weekly Flushing
  • Monthly Temperatures
  • Quarterly Descaling
  • Quarterly Return Loops
  • Quarterly POU Legionella Filters
  • Six Monthly Expansion Vessel Flushing
  • Six Monthly Filter Service
  • Six Monthly Ultraviolet Light Service
  • Annually Review
  • Annually Tank Inspection
  • Annually Cylinder Inspection
  • Annually TMV Service
  • Annually Representative Temperatures
  • Annually Water Softener Service
  • Annually Legionella Sampling
  • Annually Other Risk System Monitoring

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Coral Dawkins
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uRisk have been helping us with our Legionella Control for a number of years now. We've recently had a CQC audit and they were very impressed with our legionella compliance! Thank you for all your help.
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Nikesh G.
Incredibly detailed and professional team. Have been beyond helpful with with our CQC legionella compliance for our Safety. They’ve found solutions to fit around how we work and our budgets. We are always advised with reference to HSE which has been brilliant.
Amy Thorne
Amy T.
Richard & Nick are great. Really good work and nice people.
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Joshua B.
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Jo Maskell
Jo M.
Fantastic training courses and we've found the legionella risk assessment very easy to read and far more detailed than any we have previously had. 5 star service!
Gemma Pond
Gemma P.
My first time using Urisk for work at multiple sites. Daniel was absolutely brilliant, polite and professional. Highly recommended! 🙂
Claire Keay
Claire K.
We're a small GP practice and started using uRisk for legionella risk assessments. We opted to use their remedial and monitoring services and they've been absolutely great. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you so much!
Amanda Pates
Amanda P.
Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
Nickayla Robertson
Nickayla R.
My experience with URisk Water Hygiene from my initial enquiry, to their site visit to undertake a Legionella Water Risk Assessment at my office (MDG), to providing me with the report and aftercare has been superb! Efficient response times, excellent customer service, friendly, helpful advisors and assessors who are always ready to help and provide guidance. An absolute pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend!
Lauren Wakeman
Lauren W.
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Alex Windsor
Alex W.
Really easy to organise a risk assessment to be carried out at our offices and have had great help from them since to implement the necessary changes to keep the office safe. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Ferguson
Holly F.
Daniel did the testing today at PGHC He was really efficient, friendly and so professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine Carruthers
Lorraine C.

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