Your local Legionella Risk Assessment Service

Agency Service provide Legionella Risk Assessments for Estate & Letting Agents, Landlords & Private individuals.

Background to Legionella

 

In the right conditions Legionella bacteria can exist in the water system of a domestic property which may lead to Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of Pneumonia. Under health and safety law, landlords of residential properties must ensure the health and safety of their tenants. This requires landlords to have an understanding of what could pose a risk to their tenants, or appoint somebody competent who knows how to identify and assess sources of risk, manage and prevent them.

The Requirements

 

The first thing to make clear is that Health and Safety law does not require landlords to produce a ‘Legionnaires testing certificate’.

 

Organisations, or individuals who provide residential accommodation, must properly assess and control the risk of exposure to Legionella in their premises, which means that all water systems require a Legionella Risk Assessment.

 

L8 Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)

Domestic rental properties now fall under this act since the requirement for stored water was reduced from 300 litres to zero in 2015.

 

Health & Safety Executive – Legionella & Landlords’ Responsibilities

How often should I reassess the property?

 

The risk assessment should be reviewed on change of occupancy or when

changes are made to the water system.

 

Risks increase with age, but some people are at higher risk, including:

• people over 45 years of age and new born babies
• smokers and heavy drinkers
• people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
• diabetes, lung and heart disease sufferers
• anyone with an impaired immune system

What happens next and what will I receive?

 

  1. We will arrange a convenient time to visit the property, assess the
    dwelling and give some guidance if the tenant is present
  2. You will receive a 22 page risk assessment which will highlight areas
    that are considered low to high risk
  3. A copy of the report will be emailed to the letting agent or landlord
  4. We will also provide a fact sheet which you can print out and pass on
    to your tenant(s)

Why not use an assessor who is trained, qualified and insured for a reliable

assessment and peace of mind?

 

Please call 078 500 52177 or visit the contact page