Legionella Risk Assessments
What is Legionella?
Legionella is a bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac’s disease, which are forms of pneumonia that can become aggressive contracted through inhaling contaminated water droplets or vapor. It can be particularly troublesome in the damp climate of North East England, which is why it’s a legal requirement to take steps to prevent its outbreak and spread.
Every property owner and landlord understands the importance of ensuring the continued health and safety of their tenants. Health and safety legislation requires that landlords carry out Legionella risk assessments and work to minimise the risk of the bacteria developing. Here at CEPCplus, Legionella Risk Assessments in Sunderland and the surrounding areas are carried out thoroughly and effectively by our expert team of assessors to give you and your tenants peace of mind.
The Good News
Luckily, with the proper precautions, you can prevent harm to your tenants and avoid a potential fine of up to £20,000.
There are a few key things to look out for, namely:
• Removing redundant pipes in residential plumbing where water can get trapped and stagnate.
• Keeping hot water systems at 60℃ to kill of any residual legionellae.
• Flushing cold water systems like radiators and cold storage tanks and preventing the entry of debris into these.
With the trained eye of one of our qualified technicians, we can easily identify risks and problem spots, helping your tenants remain safe, happy, and healthy, and helping you meet legal obligations to the Health and Safety Executive to avoid fines and penalties.
CEPCplus is trained and ready to carry out legionella tests for landlords in Sunderland. We respect your needs and your situation and we keep both you and your tenants informed of risks and necessary measures.
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