Legionella Risk Assessment
In Ireland, employers are legally required to manage the risk of Legionella exposure for workers as outlined in The Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005). Landlords and business owners need to manage their properties to prevent legionella from spreading and causing people to fall ill.
A Legionella risk assessment is particularly important where facilties, shops, and offices have been closed for long periods such as during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease have been associated with:
- Drinking Water Fountains
- Hospital Patient Humidifiers
- Spa pools
- Air Handling Units
- Sprinkler/ Irrigation Systems and Hose Reels
- Vehicle Washes
- Cooling towers (structures that contain water and a fan as part of centralized air cooling systems for building or industrial processes)
While it’s impossible to completely rule out the presence of Legionella in water systems, it is possible to minimize the factors that allow it to proliferate and spread.
Legionella risk assessment highlights potential dangers and the steps that should be taken to reduce levels of bacteria where required. This is a site-specific document that details findings of an examination of your entire water system within your premises.
Why Choose Watercare?
Watercare specializes in clear and detailed legionella risk assessments that will identify and assess the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria in your workplace. We have a great in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements and common problems that businesses can encounter. The risk assessment is completed following recommended practices from HPSC’s National Guidelines for the Control of Legionellosis in Ireland, 2009.
We understand the importance of controlling the risks of legionella. That’s why we help our clients to introduce appropriate measures such as:
- Prevent outbreaks of Legionella disease in your water systems
- Control the risk legionella presents
- Ensure you comply with Legionella regulations at all times
- Safeguard your business, people and water supply from contamination
Our Legionella compliance services are the first choice for commercial businesses in Ireland, and our knowledgeable team is on hand to provide peace of mind that compliance is achieved quickly and that any risks are managed efficiently and effectively.
Should you require any further information on legionella compliance and control, feel free to talk to our experts.
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