Commercial Legionella Risk

Commercial Legionella Risk Assessment - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

The importance of businesses performing Legionella Risk assessments

According to UK.Gov, there are approximately 200-250 reported confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease every year throughout England and Wales, and this total number of cases is believed to be underestimated.

Why is it important for my business to have a Legionella plan in place?

If businesses fail to comply with the legislation set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), this can result in fines, business closure, as well as serious health and safety risks.

To ensure your water systems are compliant with HSE standards, we provide a Legionella Risk assessments and management plans.

Landlords or property managers (or whoever assumes the role of coordinating Legionella Risk assessments) must arrange these assessments or they can choose to carry it out themselves if competent.

It's important to keep on top of your Legionella management policy in order to eliminate the risk of contamination.

When to book a risk assessment

There are no laws regarding when you should arrange a risk assessment, however HSE advise that water systems should be reviewed periodically in the interest of health and saftey for the tenants in the building. A good time to check on this is at the same time as routine gas safety and maintenance visits.

If your water system has recently been replaced, it is strongly advised to have a risk assessment carried out to ensure the settings are in accordance with HSE and ACOP L8.

If the assessment discovers the risk of exposure, you are obliged under under HSE and ACOP L8 to put in place an adequate legionella control regime.

What areas are assessed?

Businesses that utilise the following water systems should undergo a Legionella risk assessment:

  • Cooling towers & evaporative condensers
  • Hot & cold water systems
  • Air conditioning units
  • Swimming pools and Jacuzzis

Both domestic and commercial properties require Legionella risk assessments if they are utilising any of the above.

Whose responsibility is it to arrange these checks?

In the case of businesses, the person responsible is often assigned the role (maintenance managers etc).

They will be responsible for ensuring standard health and safety is enforced but do not have to carry out the assessment themselves. Instead, they can choose to arrange for a Legionella management company to oversee the assessment.


Why choose us?

✅ Over 10 years experience providing Legionella risk assessments
✅ We also provide other property certificates and offer package deals
✅ Well organized with the latest CRM software
✅ Excellent ongoing service, always ready to assist you


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