In circumstances where the Health & Safety at Work Act is applicable the HSE 's Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 requires that a risk assessment be carried out to identify risks of legionella associated from water sources and work activities undertaken on the premises.
Most undertakings with hot water facilities will require such an assessment and it is a legal requirement where wet cooling towers or evaporative condensers are utilised.
To comply with their responsibilities under the Act, operators of cooling systems should:
• Identify and assess sources of risk
• Prepare a scheme for preventing or controlling such risk
• Keep records of the precautions
• Appoint a Responsible Person
We can assist you to comply with these requirements by carrying out a full Legionella Risk Assessment on the water services installed at your premises.
The assessment will include a full report on the condition of plant and systems, details of remedial works (if any) required to ensure compliance, schematics of the plant and systems concerned, and a Written Scheme for the control of the risk.
Cleaning & Sterilisation
The ACoP imposes specific duties on managers of site facilities to ensure that domestic water supplies, storage tanks and fittings are monitored and maintained to acceptable levels to ensure control of legionella.
Water tanks should comply with current water regulations, be inspected regularly and cleaned and sterilised if necessary.
Some tanks could pose a risk to health that is unacceptable. If you have doubts about the condition of your facilities contact us today for assistance.