Legionella Risk Assessment Service Provider
Feedwater specialises in providing clear and concise Legionella risk assessments for a wide range of industrial and commercial clients and having assessed the risk we then provide all the services needed to prevent Legionnaires’ Disease and ensure ACoP L8 compliance.
Why use the Feedwater Legionella risk assessment service?
Unlike many other ACOP L8 legionella risk assessment providers, we believe that a risk assessment report should be simple and to the point. There is no value in an unnecessarily long and wordy document, so your Feedwater risk assessment report will be comprehensive yet concise, focussing on what you need to know. It can be used as an effective management tool to reduce risk and monitor improvement.
Our risk assessment system complies with the requirements of the recently introduced British Standard BS 8580 “Water quality – Guide to risk assessments for Legionella Control.”
Our risk assessors are highly experienced and use a unique risk matrix scoring system to help identify those factors which increase risk, so you can see at a glance where you need to prioritise your remedial actions and what you have to do to comply with the regulations.
Why and where are Risk Assessments for Legionella needed?
The ACOP L8 regulations(*) indicate that a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is the first step in Legionnaires’ Disease prevention. The objective is to identify all water systems where legionella bacteria could potentially grow and assess the risk of people being exposed to contaminated aerosols from them. All water systems need to be included in the legionella risk assessment, but particular attention needs to be paid to:
- Hot & cold water systems
- Cooling water systems, cooling towers and evaporative condensers
- Spa pools
- Spray humidifiers, misters, air washers and wet scrubbers
- Safety showers, sprinklers, vehicle wash systems
- Fountains and water features
- Any other system containing water in which Legionella could grow and be released in aerosol droplets
Who needs an ACOP L8 Legionella Risk Assessment and can I do it myself?
The ACOP L8 regulations say that if you are an employer, or control premises or water systems in connection with work, then you need to carry out a legionnaires risk assessment of each of your water systems. The assessment must be carried out by trained personnel who are competent to do so. Despite what some people might tell you, you can do it yourself, provided you know what you are doing and, if you are responsible for a number of simple water systems, this may be a cost-effective approach. Feedwater can provide bespoke training and document systems to enable you to do your own risk assessment for legionella and develop you own legionella disease control measures.
Obviously, if your water systems are more complex, we would recommend that you get expert help and Feedwater can carry out a comprehensive risk assessment for legionella on your behalf.