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Simply call us on $01489 232240$ to book your risk assessment and arrange a suitable date and time.
More information on legionella risk assessments and a useful fact sheet can be downloaded from the Elmhurst Energy website by clicking here.
The HSE Approved Code Of Practice L8 (Fourth Edition) 2013 sets out exactly what duty holders need to do to identify risks and control them We are able to assess rental properties and provide a detailed legionella risk assessment document with schematic diagram that will help landlords and letting agents meet their duty of care under the HSE ACOP L8.
Where the property allows adequate scope for inspection the legionella risk assessment will include:
We also provide advice leaflets to tenants to make them aware of the potential legionella risks in a domestic property and make them aware of the measures to take to minimise the risks.
Landlords have a legal duty of care to ensure that the risk of exposure to Legionella for tenants, residents and visitors to their property are adequately assessed and controlled.
The control of Legionella in rented property is a legal requirement, and duties of care are placed on Landlords as 'self-employed persons'. The House of Commons Briefing Paper 07307 (October 2015) states:
'Landlords of residential accommodation have a responsibility to take measures to ensure that their properties are free from health and safety hazards, this includes taking measures to combat Legionnaires' Disease.'
Other pieces of legislation which relate to landlords in respect of Legionella can be found in:
The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Legionella Control Measures
There are a variety of simple control measures that can be adopted to control legionella bacteria and stop them reaching dangerous levels in a rental properties water system. Some simple measures may include setting the temperature controls on boilers and hot water tanks at the correct level or flushing water outlets that have been infrequently used . Once a legionella risk assessment has been conducted all of the control measures that are relevant to that property will be highlighted so that landlords and tenants are aware of the risks and how best to control them.
What is Legionella
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