If you are looking for City & Guilds trained consultants to assess the risk of Legionella and other contaminations, get in touch with AM Environmental. We undertake a full site inspection to identify all water systems covered by L8 Fourth Edition. A comprehensive risk assessment is then conducted to produce a comprehensive report, identifying remedial action necessary to meet current legislations.
Legionnaires’ disease or Legionellosis is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. People may get infected when they breathe in tiny water droplets (aerosols) or droplet nuclei (particles left after the water has evaporated) contaminated with elevated concentrations of Legionella bacteria.
Legionella bacteria grow best between temperatures of 20°C – 45°C. High temperatures (minimum 60°C) usually kill the bacteria.
Legionella bacteria are found in low numbers in natural water environments, such as lakes, rivers and ground water. Consequently, it is almost impossible to prevent Legionella bacteria entering man-made water systems.
In low numbers the bacteria are usually considered harmless. With the right conditions e.g. warm water, the presence of micro-organisms and nutrients in the water or materials such as rust. These bacteria can grow and multiply to high levels which increase the risk of exposure.
The bacteria tend to grow in biofilms (slime). Biofilms are likely to form on surfaces where there is low water flow or water is allowed to stagnate. However the growth of Legionella bacteria can be controlled.
Our City & Guilds trained Consultants undertake a full site inspection to identify all water systems covered by L8 Fourth Edition, such as stored water, drinking water, process water, closed systems and cooling towers.
|Work is undertaken by highly qualified City & Guilds trained consultants|
|Schematic drawings are always used|
|Priority of Risk|
|Soft & hard copies of Risk Assessments are produced|
We adhere to and utilise the following documents, when devising legionella control programmes:
|Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974|
|The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 as amended 2003 & 2006|
|The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 as amended 2003 & 2004|
|CIBSE TM13 – Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease|
As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure that all staff are suitably trained. Having trained, knowledgeable staff becomes particularly important when controlling the risks associated with Legionella bacteria and in meeting the regulatory requirements set out in the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance, L8.
As one of Scotland’s leading suppliers of legionella risk assessment and control services, we specialise in giving our customers peace of mind their water supply is clean, safe and compliant. However, we know from experience that some organisations benefit from having legionella management skills in-house. That’s why we also offer a legionella training course to customers of all sizes.
Aimed at employers and employees at all levels, the Legionella Management course will help you understand the risk of legionella on your premises, how to identify and assess that risk, and implement and manage your own legionella monitoring programme. By the end, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to get a legionella monitoring programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed decisions when commissioning a water treatment company to do this for you.