In circumstances where the Health & Safety at Work Act is applicable the HSE’s Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8 requires that a risk assessment be carried out to identify risks of legionella associated from water sources and work activities undertaken on the premises. Most undertakings with hot water facilities will require such an assessment and it is a legal requirement where wet cooling towers or evaporative condensers are utilised.
To comply with their responsibilities under the Act, operators of cooling systems should:
- Identify and assess sources of risk
- Prepare a scheme for preventing or controlling such risk
- Keep records of the precautions
- Appoint a Responsible Person
Beacon Water Treatments Limited can assist you to comply with these requirements by carrying out a full Legionella Risk Assessment on the water services installed at your premises.
The assessment will include a full report on the condition of plant and systems, details of remedial works (if any) required to ensure compliance, schematics of the plant and systems concerned, and a Written Scheme for the control of the risk.