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Legionella Risk Assessment
The agent that causes Legionnaires' disease is a bacterium called Legionella pneumophilia that is found throughout the natural environment in lakes, rivers and reservoirs etc. People catch Legionnaires' disease by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air, which contain the bacteria.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) require the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria to be assessed.
Risk assessments should therefore be carried out on hot and cold water systems, in particular those which have the ability to produce an aerosol, in conjunction with wet cooling systems such as cooling towers. Risk assessments are detailed and comprehensive, containing a full site description, potential high risk areas, a recommended testing regime and a fully maintained logbook. All testing adheres to the recommendations of the Legionella Control Association.
Atmosphere Environmental will only carry out Legionella testing that adheres to the requirements of the Approved Code of Practise (ACOP) L8 ‘ Legionnaires’ disease; The Control of legionella bacteria in water systems, Approved Code of Practice and guidance’.
The Legionella Risk Assessment will identify any problems and provide recommendations for compliance with current legislation.
Atmosphere Environmental offer Legionella Assessments in Yorkshire and across the UK. For more information please contact us
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