The importance of performing legionella risk assessments in UK businesses

This blog is focussed around an article publish by Business Matter Magazine based around how important it is to perform your legionella risk assessments regularly.

The article discusses why it is important to have a legionella prevention plan in place with this to say.

“Businesses must comply with the legislation set by the HSE, failure to comply can result in fines, business closure and serious health and safety risks.

Legionella risk assessment companies are able implement a Legionella management plan to ensure your water systems are compliant with HSE standards. Landlords and property managers (or whoever assumes the role of coordinating Legionella risk assessments) are responsible for arranging assessments or carrying it out themselves (if competent).

Keeping on top of your Legionella management policy is essential and will eliminate the risk of contamination.

It is important to know who is responsible for organising this.

Landlords of both domestic properties are responsible for ensuring a Legionella risk assessment is carried out. However, this does not mean they have to carry the assessment out themselves (but they are able to so long as they are competent). Additionally, there is a legal duty for landlords to assess and control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.

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