Commercial Offices and Legionella
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Legionella in Commercial Offices
Legionella bacteria is the cause of the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, as well as other, less serious fevers. Legionnaires’ can affect anyone who comes into contact with the bacteria.
Legionella is found in low numbers in natural water sources, but when confined to purpose-built water systems, can multiply, unless appropriate measures are taken to control the risks by storing the water at the correct temperature.
The bacteria is usually contracted by inhaling small drops of water that have been suspended in the air. It grows in temperatures between 20–45°C which means cold water must be stored at lower temperatures and hot water at higher temperatures. It can also grow in deposits such as sludge, rust, scale and other organic matter, so it’s important to keep water systems clean at all times.
All commercial offices have water onsite and will, therefore, need to carry out regular legionella risk assessments, whatever the age of the building or water system. Assessments should be undertaken every two years, and systems monitored on a regular basis.
We can undertake the risk assessment, regular monitoring on your behalf and help you understand more about the legionella bacteria.
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.