Legionella Risk Assessment Advice And Support For UK Business Owners
The Legionella bacteria causes the potentially fatal disease,
Legionnaires’ disease. As a business owner in the UK, you’ll already know that it’s your responsibility to protect your staff and customers from this deadly disease. To do this, you’ll need to conduct a Legionella risk assessment to identify and potential issues. This risk assessment will also help you establish control measures to manage the danger.
Your Legionella risk assessment should highlight any danger areas or potential sources of Legionella. You should also use this to show what steps are in place to reduce the risk and the exposure levels. Because Legionella exposure is entirely preventable, businesses that have recorded cases can face very strict penalties. That’s why it’s so important that you conduct regular Legionella risk assessments. At the ELAS Group, our
expert risk assessors have been helping businesses like your for over 20 years. We can help you create, complete and maintain your Legionella risk assessment documentation and put the correct control measures in place. Protecting Your Business
Regardless of the size of your business, the threat of Legionella is always present. From small startups to multi site operators, you need to ensure that you conduct a Legionella risk assessment if there is a source of water on your premises. This includes onsite communal toilets and sites as well as any portable water tanks. In fact, larger businesses often need to conduct multiple Legionella risk assessments to cover every potential source. This is because larger premises tend to use more complex water systems than smaller businesses. And, as a business owner, it’s your legal obligation to protect your staff, customers and visitors.
However, your staff may also be exposed to Legionella through their work. If your staff could come into contact with it as a result of their job, you must conduct a Legionella risk assessment before allowing them to begin work on any project. This doesn’t just protect the health of your staff. It protects the reputation of your business!
It’s best practice to conduct a Legionella risk assessment every 24 months at the very least, however we would recommend doing one every 12 months or after any changes to the water systems within your business. Whichever comes first. You should also complete a new assessment immediately after any repair work has been completed on your water systems.
Who Can Complete The Assessment?
In short, this assessment can be completed by anyone with the required skills and knowledge to identify any potential issues. That could be yourself, a key member of your team or an outside consultant such as the ELAS Group. However, given the potentially fatal nature of Legionnaire’s disease, it’s best to get professional help.
Our Legionella risk assessors are all fully trained and professionally competent. This ensures that your business is compliant with your legal requirements. It also guarantees that your assessment if completed correctly first time, every time. Our team will then work with you to ensure you have the right controls in place. We’ll even guide you through the process of making any required changes. In fact, if you need it we’ll even carry out your risk assessments for you! That’s what makes us different from the other risk assessment companies out there. We don’t just say we’ll support your business, we actually do it!
Why not discuss your requirements with one of our expert assessors. Call our team today on 08450 50 40 60 or complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon!