The laws you need to comply with
Legionella hasn’t made big headlines since the 1970’s when it was first identified after infecting 234 people at a conference and killing 34 of them. The reason it isn’t in the news so much today, is because the UK’s Health and Safety Executive realise just how deadly Legionnaires’ disease can be and have enforced a barrage of legislation to make sure organisations take action to prevent outbreaks of this lung infection. The first step to ensuring your organisation stays compliant – getting a Legionella risk assessment.
Knowing the rules
There are various pieces of legislation and guidelines that you have to meet to stay compliant with UK law on managing the risk of Legionnaires’ disease, such as:
- Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Approved Code of Practice – The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8 – Fourth edition 2013)
- RIDDOR 2013
- COSHH 2002
- The Water Act 2003 (Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2005
- HSG Part 1 (2013) & Part 2 (2014)
- Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 (HTM04-01)
- Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (HTM01-05)
Do you know these rules in and out? Can you be certain that you aren’t already in breach of them?
If the answer is no, you aren’t alone. Understanding the intricacies of health and safety legislation takes expert knowledge. That is where Bison Assist can help.
Legionnaires specialists at your service
We are Legionnaires specialists with a wealth of experience in helping organisations both in the public and private sector stay on the right side of UK legislation on Legionnaires’ disease.
With our Legionella risk assessment you can find out whether or not you are compliant and importantly if this isn’t the case, we can tell you exactly what you need to do to get compliant and effectively manage your risks. It is then down to you to put these measures in place and keep relevant records, including the comprehensive Legionella risk assessment report that we will provide you with.
This isn’t just a one-off check. You are legally required to show you are compliant with legislation on a regular basis. That is why we also provide a Legionella health check to our existing customers that have already had a full Legionella risk assessment within the preceding 12 months.
To find out more about how we can help you manage your risks and stay compliant, contact Bison Assist Today.