Below is simplified action plan to become legionella complaint. Following these steps will help prevent and control legionella risks.
Identify the legionella risks present within the water systems.
Water testing and & analysis should be undertaken to determine how affective the legionella control measures are.
Implement a schematic drawing of the water systems.
Implement a water logbook for ongoing monitoring tasks and record keeping.
Remove or reduce the risks identified within the risk assessment.
Ensure that all responsible persons that form part of the water safety group on this page are suitably trained and competent.
Common factors that contribute to Legionella outbreaks include the following.
Inadequate management, lack of training and poor communication have been identified as contributory factors in outbreaks
People involved in assessing risk and applying precautions are competent, trained, and aware of their responsibilities.
The use of contractors does not absolve the Duty Holder of responsibilities for ensuring correct control measures.
Organisations should make reasonable enquiries to satisfy themselves of the competence of contractors. Illustrations of levels of service to be expected from service providers can be found in the Code of Conduct developed by LCA (Legionella Control Association) for those members.