Under the Health and Safety Executive’s Code of Practice, employers and duty holders have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees and any risks that may arise from work activities. This includes controlling the risk from legionella bacteria – the source of the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease – by undertaking regular legionella risk assessments.
What does a legionella risk assessment involve?
A legionella risk assessment must look at your cold water systems and hot water systems as well as your water storage to ensure the water is always at a safe temperature, and your entire water system is flushed on a regular basis. The assessment will also look at areas where legionella bacteria could accumulate, such as dead legs, non-WRAS approved fittings.
Legionella risk assessment cost
Legionella risk assessment costs will, of course, vary depending on the size of your water systems, and the type and size of premises you’re based in.
For small commercial premises
Small commercial premises are mostly used by businesses such as dental practices, doctors surgeries, commercial offices, community centres, gyms, hair and beauty salons, etc.
Legionella risk assessments with small water systems, often with less than 10-60 sinks, typically cost between £300 and £600, depending on the number of tanks, cylinders and other assets.
For large commercial and public sector premises
Larger commercial premises can cost anything from £500 upwards, again, depending on the number of tanks, cylinders and other assets that need to be included in the assessment. Larger organisations include factories & warehouses, hotels, care homes, hospitals, council premises, etc.
Please bear in mind these are industry guide prices only and do not reflect uRisk’s prices. Your water system may fall into either category.
uRisk provides the most competitive quotes
There are two reasons to book your legionella risk assessment through us:
- Technology – Our uRisk app produces your report onsite, eradicating the time-consuming old methods of report writing at the office.
- Research – Our team is forever researching the industry so we can provide you with the best risk assessment services for the best price.
Do your own legionella risk assessment
If you are the legionella responsible person of a small business and have concerns about the cost of legionella risk assessments, you can do the risk assessment yourself. We run a classroom-based Legionella & Legionnaires Disease Training Course which covers all the learning you need in order to be able to carry out your duties. It will give you the opportunity to ask questions so you fully understand everything you need to know to protect the health and safety of your employees, clients, customers and visitors. At only £250 + VAT, your ROI will be virtually immediate.
Want to know more about your legionella responsibilities?
We also offer an online Legionella Awareness Training Course. With the proper knowledge about the control measures you need to take to reduce legionella risks, you will be in a better position to take the necessary steps to protect your staff from harm. Your actions could also protect your business from the costs of remedial works if unsafe numbers of legionella bacteria are discovered in a risk assessment.