Legionella Risk Assessment & Water Hygiene Testing in Manchester
Envirisk offer high quality Legionella compliance services in Manchester. Our highly competitive pricing and exceptional consultancy and risk management services make us stand out as a top provider in the industry.
Our expert risk assessment service includes one of our environmental consultants visiting your site to carry out a full survey of the premises’ water systems. They will assess the materials, design and condition of the water system along with the control measures in place, management and risk to the persons on site according to their vulnerability. This is all part of our legionella risk assessment in Manchester and will ensure that you are aware of the risk present and what action, if any, needs to be taken.
Our Legionella risk assessments are completely bespoke and never use any generic automated recommendations: something common amongst our competitors. The site survey risk assessment is compiled into a document and schematic drawing after the full site survey has been conducted. The completed documents are passed to our QC management team for a final quality inspection, the Legionella risk assessment will then be sent out either as PDF document electronically or as a printed report via post. Envirisk follow a high quality and disciplined standard to ensure client safety and compliance. Contact Envirisk for high standards of water compliance management in Manchester.
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Legionella Testing in Manchester
If you own, rent or lease a property in Manchester with any form of water system used by employees, tenants, or the public, then you are required to control the risk of legionella. Envirisk’s comprehensive legionella risk assessment in Manchester is a key step to compliance and safe water systems; your health and safety competent person must ensure that your property is legionella compliant.
Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection.
It is vital that all Manchester premises implement the required control methods specific to the type of system and its design and continuously assess the risk where any changes may occur. As an employer or a person in control of a premises in Manchester, you are legally responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella. This includes making sure that you have carried out a sufficient Legionella Risk Assessment, implemented all the continuous necessary control measures required for your water system and carried out any required remedial works.
Water Risk Assessment in Manchester
The definition of Legionella: the bacterium which causes legionnaires' disease, flourishing in air conditioning and central heating systems within the legionella temperature range.
Legionella bacteria is present in Manchester as it is around the entire UK. The bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They are also found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools where human contact is more likely and where increased risk is found.
If conditions are favourable, the bacteria may grow increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease and it is therefore important to control the risks by introducing appropriate measures outlined by the HSE guidance documents HSG 274 and ACoP L8. The main route of infection is through inhalation, by breathing in airborne water droplets that contain Legionella bacteria. The majority of cases or outbreaks of the disease have been via domestic water systems, evaporative cooling towers, poorly maintained artificial water systems and spa pools.
Vulnerability is heightened for certain groups including people over 45 years of age, smokers and heavy drinkers, people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease, people suffering from Diabetes, lung and heart disease, anyone with an impaired immune system.
Legionella Compliance in Manchester
Our team of highly experienced environmental consultants provide legionella testing and risk management in Manchester, the team are dedicated to providing an industry high standard service. All of our City and Guilds WH004 qualified Legionella risk assessors fully comply with current HSE ACoP L8 and HSG 274 guidance to ensure the highest quality consultancy and reporting, to help your Manchester property reduce and control the risk of Legionella bacteria.
Here at Envirisk we understand our clients’ obligations to provide safe buildings and workplaces and to comply with all government health and safety legislation. We also understand that you do not want to receive an expensive and complex report that is difficult to understand. Envirisk offer an economical, and easy to interpret, Legionella Risk Assessment. The report will always highlight the legislation but ensure the actions you need to take specific to your building are foremost and easy to understand. We always provide any aftercare consultation that our clients require, helping you gain a safe and compliant water system. We conduct legionella risk assessment to all types of premises and sites in Manchester including dental practices, medical centres, spas, construction sites, leisure centres, council buildings, housing companies, education sites, hotels, commercial warehouses, and factories. The control of Legionella in Manchester is required for all workplaces and rental properties. No matter your type of business, building or water system it is vital that you control the risk of legionnaires disease a potentially fatal type of pneumonia with control measures, frequent risk assessment and testing in Manchester. The service is cost-effective and will ensure that you comply with government legislative guidance.
To arrange a Legionella testing and risk assessment in Manchester, simply get in touch now. You can submit an enquiry form above and include a few details about your building. We will quickly reply with a quote and our availability schedule to carry out the Legionella site survey. Alternatively, give us a call and one of the team will be happy to help.