Protect Against The Risk of Legionella Bacteria
The Legionella bacteria tends to live and thrive in water systems at temperatures of 20 to 45 degrees Celsius (optimal is 35 degrees Celsius). Other contributing factors to the environmental spread of Legionella growth are things like water being stored in a tank and/or recirculated, stagnant water, dead legs in the pipework and the presence of deposits in the water system such as sediment, biofilm, algae, scale & rust. Poor understanding, knowledge and training can also play a big part in the growth of Legionella which is why it is so important to understand what it is, how it grows and what you should do to protect yourself and others against the risk of Legionella.
uRisk is a specialist water hygiene company that offers a full suite of services including ACOP L8 Risk Assessments, Legionella testing, water tank cleaning, temperature monitoring onsite & remotely and remedial services to help get your water system in the best place possible. We also provide chlorination and disinfection to treat the water which has proved to be very effective at killing the bacteria and the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease.
As stated above, the bare minimum legal requirement is to undertake a full and proper legionella risk assessment to establish the condition and safety of environmental water system if you are a landlord, a person in charge of the premises or a health & safety officer. However, we don’t recommend taking a bare minimum approach to air & water hygiene as the consequences of infection can be serious & fatal. The good news is that we can help you to stay on top of all of this and put a good set of control measures in place to ensure that you are doing everything possible to prevent the risk of infection.
All of our services are competitively priced and our team of experts are on hand to help you if you have any questions.