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Domestic Legionella Risk Assessments
Domestic Legionella Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for Landlords in the UK and non-compliance could lead to large fines or even imprisonment.
Legionella is a form of bacteria commonly found in water systems such as water tanks, pipes and air conditioning units. If left untreated this can lead to Legionnaires’ Disease, which is caused by inhaling small droplets of water containing the bacteria.
New legislation means you the landlord are responsible for carrying out Legionella Risk Assessments on your residential lettings. Landlords will face very large fines or even imprisonment for non-compliance.
Our fully qualified assessors will visit your property, assess and identify the risks and put in place control measures to reduce any risks that were identified. You will then receive a fully completed and compliant Legionella Risk Assessment. The inspection is quick and easy and will not only help keep tenants safe but will demonstrate your compliance with the legislations. .
We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness so we can reach your property wherever it is!
How does a Legionella Risk Assessment Work?
A qualified assessor will need to visit your property. The inspection will take between 20 minutes and 1 hour depending on the size or complexity of your premises.
You then receive a fully completed and compliant Legionella Risk Assessment identifying any risks and putting in place control measures to reduce any risks identified. This demonstrates your compliance with the new legislation.
Legionella risk assessments are a legal requirement for landlords in the UK. To find out more about Legionella risk assessments view our Legionella FAQs
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Areas We Cover for Legionella Risk Assessments
Energy Cert Scotland provide Legionella Risk Assessments across the whole of Scotland. We operate from a number of offices, and our fully certified Legionella Risk Assessments assessors can visit your location anywhere in Scotland.
How Legionella Risk Assessments Works
Book in for the services you need via our website.
We’ll call you to arrange a convenient time for your appointment and to make sure you are getting everything you need!
The assessor will check all the water outlets, water heaters and pipe work in your property. Assessments such as water temperature checks and visual inspections evaluate risk of the legionella bacteria.
Your report will be sent to you via email. We aim to send them to you within 5 working days.
Call us today on 0330 350 1345 to arrange a visit from our accredited Legionella Risk Assessments assessors
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Took the full package of EICR, EPC, Legionella Risk, PAT & Smoke Alarms. Mark and Stuart arrived at the exact appointment time and carried out all assessments efficiently and politely.
Was seven days instead of five to get certs, otherwise it would be a 5 star review. However, I couldn't get anyone else to do it for three weeks, well done in difficult times.
Ordered four Legionella Risk Assessments and provided promptly. Martin also offered us PAT testing at the appointment, maybe you should add this to your website?
Legionella Risk Assessment FAQs
What is Legionnella?
Legionella is a form of bacteria commonly found in water systems such as water tanks, pipes and air conditioning units. By inhaling small droplets of water containing this bacteria it can cause Legionnaires’ Disease.
How do people get Legionnaires' disease?
People contract Legionnaires' disease by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, containing the bacteria.
I am a landlord, do I need a Legionella Risk Assessment carried out?
Landlords must comply with the new regulations. In addition, they have a legal duty to ensure that their tenants and others visiting the property are protected.
What is the purpose of a Legionella Risk Assessment?
The purpose of the Risk Assessment is to identify any risks in your water system. The competent person undertaking the assessment should be able to establish whether there are any risks of exposure to legionella.
What should the Assessment include?
Your Legionella Risk Assessment should include:- - management responsibilities, including the name of the competent person and a description of your system - competence and training of key personnel - any identified potential risk sources - any means of preventing the risk or controls in place to control risks - monitoring, inspection and maintenance procedures - records of the monitoring results and inspection and checks carried out - arrangements to review the risk assessment regularly, particularly when there is reason to suspect it is no longer valid
Who can undertake the Risk Assessment?
The legislation states that the Risk Assessment must be carried out by a "competent person", someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety, including the control measures. Landlords can carry out the assessment themselves if they believe they are competent to do so, or they can instruct a specialist contractor to carry out the work. You the landlord are fully responsible and liable to ensure the risk of legionella in your property is assessed & controlled. The Risk assessment must be carried out by a fully trained and competent person with the necessary skills & professional indemnity cover to protect you. If you carry out your own risk assessment and/or employ someone who is not trained to provide one, it is only you who will face prosecution in the event of an outbreak at your property. Protect yourself.
Where can I find out more about Legionella?
The Health and Safety executive have issued a guide on their website. It can be found via the following link:- http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/