Legionella in Care Homes
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Care home residents often have lowered immune systems which means they are more vulnerable to bacteria’s such as legionella. Therefore, the responsibility for care homes to implement control measures and regular water testing is crucial. In recent cases where fatalities have occurred as a result of legionella outbreak, privately-run care homes have been fined millions of pounds for failing to follow risk assessment compliance.
Risk assessments need to be undertaken regularly or as soon as any changes have been made to the water system. Evidence must be made available for inspections by the Care Quality Commission, the HSE or the local authority, so records must be kept of all activities.
We are experienced in risk assessments and routine maintenance in care homes around the country to help them meet Care Quality Commission requirements.
What is included in your Legionella Risk Assessment?
You will receive a fully comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessment helping you meet compliance.
Summary of legionella risk.
A list of associated assets.
Review of management & control.
Remedial actions & risk photos.
Full system temperature record.
Site Specific Guidance
Identified duties and frequencies.
Water System Schematic
Diagram of water system.
Survey of Water System
Key survey findings.
How long will the risk assessment take?
What happens after the risk assessment?
Why do you need a legionella risk assessment?
They also need to either understand, or appoint somebody competent who knows how to identify and assess sources of risk, manage those risks, prevent or control any risks, keep records and carry out any other legal duties they may have.
How much does a legionella risk assessment cost?
Are uRisk qualified?
What is the booking & payment process?
Once we have confirmed our quotation, and you wish to proceed. Our operations manager will be in contact with you to organise a date & time that suits you.
All payments are due prior to booking completion unless agreed in writing for 30 days from date of invoice.
We will hold your booking time for 24 hours whilst we wait for payment, should you fail to make your payment within 24 hours your booking time will no longer be held.
We accept payment by BACs or online on our Make Payment page.
Do uRisk provide a nationwide service?
Do you provide water testing/sampling?
When will I receive the risk assessment?
When and how often do you need one?
- A change to the water system;
- A change to the use of the building where the system is installed;
- New information available about risks or control measures;
- The results of checks indicating that control measures are no longer effective;
- Changes to key personnel;
- A case of legionnaires disease.”
The common standard is annually for health care premises and biannually for all other premises. However, here at uRisk we recommend annual reviews to ensure correct implementation is being carried out.
Why choose uRisk for your Legionella Compliance?
25 Years Experience
Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.
Customer Service Excellence
Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.
City & Guilds Qualified
All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.
With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.
UKAS Accredited Testing
Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Full Compliance Services
Your one stop shop for legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.