How Often Should You Review Your Legionella Risk Assessment?
If you manage a facility with hot and cold water systems, you must review your legionella management plan on a regular basis, especially if your usage, water tank, or legislation changes. In most cases, reviews should be performed at intervals determined by the characteristics of your water systems.
Legislation can sometimes adapt to situations like the COVID-19 outbreak, in which many properties are experiencing low usage due to lockdown or new rules. As a result, it is critical that business owners review the information on a regular basis. Legislation can be difficult to comprehend and comprehend at times, so if you are unfamiliar with it and require assistance, our well-trained team is always available to assist you in understanding your responsibilities.
There is no hard and fast rule regarding how frequently you should conduct a legionella risk assessment review. We recommend that you have one at least every two years, but in many cases, it is wiser – and may be a legal requirement – to have them more frequently.
Legionella is a serious health risk, and an outbreak can ruin your reputation and lead to prosecution if the rules are not followed. You will be ACOP L8 compliant as long as your management plan is always up to date.
At Assured Water, we have fully trained and competent water safety experts who will conduct these assessments for you, providing you with peace of mind and clarity.
It is also possible for someone in any business to become fully trained and competent in conducting these risk assessments themselves, and we provide a Legionella Awareness Training course to assist with this. For more information, please get in touch.
You can contact Assured Water today to discuss the risk assessment your company may require and how frequently it may require one. You can be confident that your business will be safe and within the bounds of the law with our expert assistance and advice.