Legionella Remedial Works
Your legionella risk assessment will identify all the risks that require corrective legionella remedial works to reduce the risk of legionella growth in your water systems.
Legionella remedial works focuses on improving the design of your water system by removing risks that encrouage growth. Examples include: system design, materials, stagnation, corrective measures.
Remedial works therefore include changes such as: removing redundant pipework, removing sources of nutriance (limescale), cleaning cold water storage tanks, insulating pipework, servicing Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs) and so on.
Why do I need to do legionella remedial works?
After undertaking the legionella risk assessment it will have identified a number of risk areas within your report, that you need to remove or remedy to reduce the risk of exposure to legionnaires disease.
So whilst you have undertaken the initial risk assessment, you must now take corrective measures to bring your water system into compliance with the Approved Code of Practice (L8) also known as the HSG 274. As part of your remedial actions legionella testing may also be necessary to determine if there is currently a legionella presence.
When and how often do I need to do remedial works?
You will only need to carry out legionella remedial works once if actioned correctly. Should you make any additional changes to your water system it is important to consult with your water hygiene consultant to ensure the changes meet regulations. However, legionella monitoring is an ongoing requirement where inspections and monitoring tasks should be carried out throughout the year. Periodic reviews of the legionella risk assessment should also be completed.
Legionella remedial works example – your legionella risk assessment might identify that your cold water storage tank has no lid or that you have a number of dead ends (pipe work that has been capped off and allows the water to stagnate). By carrying out legionella remedial works you will have installed a new tank lid, and removed the dead ends reducing the risk of legionella growth. These works will not need to be carried out again.
Examples of Legionella Remedial Works
Tank Clean & Disinfection
WRAS Regulation Fittings
Water Heater Repairs
Air Vent Installs
Site Water Logbooks
Safe Access to Water Services
Removal of Tank Objects
Health & Safety Signage
Dead End/Dead Leg Removals
TMV Installs/ Removals
Overflow Screen Installs
Any Plumbing for Any System
How much does legionella remedial works cost?
Legionella remedial works costs vary from site to site. Depending on the remedial works identified in your legionella risk assessment will determine what works will be necessary, and therefore how much the works will cost.
If you feel your current water hygiene service provider is quoting you too much, contact our friendly team for a competitive quotation.
How long will the legionella remedial works take?
Our engineers will work closely with you to ensure minimal disruption to your business is caused. Clear and easy access to rooms and buildings will play a part in time spent on site at your premises along with the amount of work that needs to be undertaken. But for an approximate duration contact our friendly team and they’ll be able to provide estimated timeframes.
Will I get anything to say the works were completed?
Yes, you’ll receive a site report with photos of all the completed works. This way you have evidence and proof of works, as opposed to a certificate which is not legally required. We aim to provide you with peace of mind through out customer service and proof of work.
What do I do after the legionella remedial works?
By undertaking remedial works you will reduce the risk of exposure to legionnaires disease. Once all the legionella remedial works are complete, you will then need to focus on implementing your legionella monitoring (periodical checks and maintenance) with a logbook for recording keeping all legal duties and monitoring requirements.
Do uRisk service my area?
Yes, uRisk’s services are nationwide. Whether you have one or multiple water systems and one or multiple sites, uRisk provide services to the nationwide, with engineers scattered throughout the UK, with offices based in Hertfordshire, a 30 minute train journey to London King’s Cross.
Head Office: uRisk, Units 11-12 Baldock Industrial Estate, London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6NG.
Are uRisk qualified?
Yes, all of our Legionella Risk Assessors at uRisk are Legionella Risk Assessment qualified and accredited by City & Guilds and can help assist you in meeting compliance today for HSE (ACoP L8). uRisk is Safe Contractor and Construction Online approved so you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted water hygiene service provider who put health and safety first.
All uRisk engineers are DBS Checked to ensure suitable people are entering your premises and to safeguard vulnerable people.
Our booking process
Get a Quote
To get a quote you can phone, email or complete our ‘Get a Quote!’ form to receive a quotation within 24 hours.
Book an Appointment
Once you’re happy with your quote we’ll confirm a suitable date and estimated time of arrival for your appointment.
An engineer will be with you on your scheduled date, and will call you prior to arrival (when safe and possible).
Report & Support
Our team will quality assess your report for PDF distribution, typically within 2-10 days of the site visit.
All payments are due prior to booking completion unless agreed in writing for 30 days from the date of invoice. We will hold your booking time for 24 hours whilst we wait for payment.
Why choose uRisk?
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.
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Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.
Full Compliance Services
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