All property owners and managers need to understand the risks associated with Legionella and other water borne bacteria. It can occur in all buildings where there are hot and cold water systems. Risks can be increased where there are showers, cooling towers or other systems where water droplets are formed, or where the system is not properly maintained, resulting in sludge or rust in the pipe work which can act as a source of nutrients for organisms to grow.
A risk assessment needs to be carried out by a competent person to fully understand the water system and identify the elements which may lead to a risk being present. Following the assessment, the Approved Code of Practice, Legionnaires’ Disease: The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8) offers practical guidance to manage the risk within the building.
Landmark Specialist Solutions provides nationwide coverage and can supply all your water quality requirements, from carrying out Risk Assessments, through to providing Testing and Compliance services.