Legionnaires Risk Assessment
Legionellosis, more commonly known as Legionella, is a bacterium which when found in high numbers can cause the potentially fatal Legionnaires' Disease. As an employer or a person in charge of a premises (e.g. A landlord) you are required to have an Legionnaires Risk Assessment in place and renewed every two years.
A landlords Legionnaires Risk Assessment is priced from just £95 which is inclusive of sampling, while a full commercial Legionnaires Assessment is priced on average from just £265 inclusive of sampling. The assessments contain all the information and work sheets that are required to become fully compliant with the L8 regulations.
We also carry out a number of other water related services, borehole water tests, drinking water tests, water metal tests, water bacterial counts (TVC) Coli-form, E .coli to name but a few. Please contact us for prices and more details
Additional Water Monitoring Services
We also offer the following water compliant services - Monthly Temperature Monitoring - Shower-Head Disinfection & Descaling - Water Tank Disinfection/Chlorination
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Excellent service from initial contact. Daniel, was very efficient and thorough whilst on site testing.
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We had our PAT testing carried out for the first time. Went with them as their communication at enquiry stage was excellent. No hard sell, straight forward customer service The tester called in advance and let me know he would be early and if it would be ok. During the appointment the tester worked diligently and efficiently, very professional service. I recommend and will be asking for a quotation for there other services.
The testing was done in a professional manner and it did not disrupt the current activity of the people at the office. Explanations offered were clear. We are really pleased with the service. :)
Was really surprised how smoothly the process went with very little disruption to staff.
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Brilliant service and well qualified staff who carried out PAT testing at our business. I will recommend to my other business associates and friends.
The engineer explained everything clearly and fully and made sure I understood. He came out of hours to help the needs of the business which was much appreciated. Will use again.
I loved everything about Focus on Testing from my first contact with Michael, the notifications of the appointment to Richard attending the site and best of all, its a family business. Again great service, received the email and text reminders, representative turned up on time carried out the PAT testing, what more could you ask
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We have used Focus On Testing for the past 3 years, I find them and the team of testers very professional, always on time and do the the testing and visual inspection to a very high standard. Our recent inspector was very good and helpful, very polite and professional. I will always recommend this company.
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Thank you for providing such a great service yesterday. The guys that came were brilliant and the team in the office said they didn't really notice them there so there was no interruption whatsoever.
Prompt, efficient and carried out the testing with no disruption to our operations.
Easy to deal with and provides corrective support where needed. Always found the team to be helpful and informative around the various testing that we need to carry out. Reasonably priced as well, which always helps.
The tester who visited our premises was highly professional and courteous. We would highly recommend the service which we received and will now be regular users of your PAT testing service.
The technician arrived on time, he was polite, helpful and friendly, very professional service.
We had 5 assessments in five locations across three separate counties. Richard was very professional throughout offering excellent advice where necessary.: I have used Focus on Testing for the last 2 years for Asbestos Surveys and yesterday they carried out another survey plus a Legionella Risk Assessment. Richard was very professional, on time and extremely polite. I would recommend Focus on Testing to any one.
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Very helpful and fast response the gentleman that called was very professional and polite explained everything, advice was appreciated highly recommended.
As always, the staff member who attended site was really nice and approachable. We always have a good chat. Highly recommended.
I wasn't in on the day but my Assistant Manager said the man who came was very nice and got on with the job in hand.
Excellent service. Right from the booking of the job, Engineer visit, to job completion. Will definately use and recommend Focus on Testing again. Thank you.
Thank you to Focus on Testing and in particular Gareth Gallagher for their time today (25/04). A thorough job was undertaken by a friendly individual. Time was taken to discuss the reasoning behind items failing PAT and advice was given with regards electrical safety on site. Would highly recommend their services.
The incubation period for Legionnaires Disease is between 2 and 10 days. Symptoms can present themselves similar to that of flu and pneumonia so early detection is essential.
The most common symptoms include:
- High fever
- Muscles pains
- Dry cough
- Difficulty breathing
Anyone who comes into contact with Legionella bacteria is at risk of contracting however there are groups who are classified as high risk groups;
- 45 years old +
- Smokers and heavy drinkers
- People suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
- Those whose immune system is impaired
Under health and safety law, you have to consider the risks from legionella that may affect your staff or members of the public and take suitable precautions. As an employer or a person in charge on the premises (e.g. A landlord), you must;
- Identify and assess the source of risk.
- Prepare a course of action for preventing or controlling the risk.
- Implement and manage the scheme - this includes appointing a person to be managerially responsible often referred to as the 'responsible person'. The responsible person must have sufficient knowledge and experience of your system to enable them to manage and control the scheme effectively.
- Keep records and check that what has been done is effective.
- If appropriate, notify the local authority that you have a cooling tower(s) onsite.
The risk assessment is your responsibility as the employer or person in charge of the premises however you can call upon the services of organizations such as Focus On Testing Ltd to carry out your Legionella Risk Assessment, monthly & quarterly service checks for you and help you meet your legal requirements.
When carrying out a Legionella Risk Assessment the assessor must determine:
What equipment has the potential to carry a risk?
Are conditions present which will encourage the bacteria to multiply (e.g. is the water temperature between 20-45°C?)
Is it possible that water droplets will be produced and, if so, could they be dispersed over a wide area? For example, showers and aerosols from cooling towers
It is likely that anyone particularly susceptible will come into contact with the potentially contaminated water droplets.
The responsible person or appointed contractor should produce a written scheme/report which should describe:
Who is responsible for carrying out the assessment and managing its implementation?
The safe and correct operation of your system
What control methods and other precautions you will be using
The checks which are to be carried out on the control scheme and how often these checks will be carried out.
If you decide to appoint a company such as Focus On Testing Ltd to carry out the Legionella Risk Assessment it is still the duty of the 'responsible person' to ensure that work is carried out to the required standards.
A Legionella Risk Assessment should be carried out at least every 2 years and whenever there is reason to suspect that is no longer valid, for example:
Where there have been changes to plant, the water system or its use
Where there have been changes to the use of the building
Where new information about risk or control measures has become available
Where monitoring indicates that control measures are no longer effective
Focus on Testings' Legionella Risk Assessment Team are fully trained and experienced in assessing the risk of legionella in small and large buildings, offices and water treatment works.
Strategically based in the Northwest, we aim to come to you on a date of your choice and provide you with a detailed report of our findings within 13 days of our visit and include any recommended remedial action within this report.