FAQ’s

ON OUR LEGIONELLA SERVICES

What is Legionella, and why is it a concern for water systems?

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. It thrives in water systems, posing a risk to human health.

Is a Legionella risk assessment mandatory for my business or facility?

Yes, under health and safety regulations, it is often a legal requirement to conduct a Legionella risk assessment to ensure the safety of occupants.

What is involved in a Legionella risk assessment process?

The process typically includes an on-site survey, examination of water temperatures, assessment of assets, identification and evaluation of risks, and the recommendation of control measures.

What is Legionella testing, and why is it important?

Legionella testing involves analyzing water samples to detect the presence of Legionella bacteria, providing crucial information to assess the safety of water systems.

Are there any specific water system management services you provide?

Yes, we offer comprehensive water system management services, including routine maintenance, monitoring, and management of water systems to prevent Legionella growth.

What are the potential health risks associated with Legionella exposure?

Exposure to Legionella can lead to Legionnaires’ disease, causing severe respiratory symptoms and sometimes resulting in hospitalization or even fatalities..

How can I ensure my water system is compliant with the latest regulations?

Regular Legionella risk assessments, testing, and following the guidance of ACoP L8 and BS 8580:2010 are essential to maintain compliance.

Is Legionella testing necessary for all types of water systems?

Legionella testing is recommended for a wide range of water systems, including those in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, healthcare facilities, and hospitality establishments.

What happens if Legionella is detected in our water system during testing?

If Legionella is detected, we will provide recommendations for appropriate disinfection and control measures to eliminate the bacteria and ensure system safety.

Can Legionella-contaminated water be made safe for use and consumption?

Yes, with the appropriate disinfection measures and following expert recommendations, Legionella-contaminated water can be treated to make it safe for use.

Is Legionella risk assessment and testing covered by insurance?

Coverage may vary depending on your insurance policy. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine coverage for Legionella risk assessment and testing.

Can you provide emergency response services in case of a Legionella outbreak?

Yes, we offer emergency response services to address Legionella outbreaks and provide immediate solutions to mitigate risks.

What sets your Legionella risk assessment and testing services apart from competitors?

Our commitment to strict compliance, experienced team, tailored solutions, and efficient service delivery sets us apart in ensuring your water systems are safe from Legionella risks.

How do you stay updated with the latest advancements in Legionella prevention and water management?

We invest in ongoing training, research, and collaboration with industry experts to stay updated with the latest advancements and best practices in Legionella prevention and water management.

Is Legionella testing disruptive to daily operations within our facility?

We strive to minimize disruption during Legionella testing by scheduling it at convenient times and ensuring efficient procedures to collect water samples.

Can Legionella risk assessments help in reducing operational costs for our facility?

Yes, by identifying and addressing Legionella risks early on, you can prevent outbreaks and associated costs, such as medical expenses and potential legal liabilities, thus potentially reducing overall operational costs.

What is a Legionella risk assessment, and why do I need one?

A Legionella risk assessment is an evaluation of potential Legionella risks in water systems. It helps identify areas of concern and develop strategies to manage and mitigate those risks.

What standards or guidelines do you follow for Legionella risk assessments and testing?

Yes, under health and safety regulations, it is often a legal requirement to conduct a Legionella risk assessment to ensure the safety of occupants.

How often should I conduct a Legionella risk assessment?

A Legionella risk assessment should be conducted at least every two years or following any significant changes to your water system.

How is Legionella testing performed?

Water samples are collected from various points in the system and analyzed in a laboratory for the presence and concentration of Legionella bacteria.

What measures can be taken to control Legionella growth in water systems?

Effective water temperature control, regular system cleaning and disinfection, and proper maintenance of water systems are key measures to control Legionella growth.

What disinfection methods are used to control Legionella in water systems?

Various disinfection methods such as chlorine dioxide, thermal disinfection, and ultraviolet (UV) treatment are employed to control Legionella and maintain safe water systems.

Can you provide custom-tailored disinfection solutions for our specific water system?

Yes, we offer customized disinfection solutions based on your water system’s needs and specific requirements.

How do you ensure the safety of your Legionella risk assessors during on-site visits?

Our assessors follow strict safety protocols, including wearing appropriate protective gear and adhering to health and safety guidelines to minimize any risks.

Are there specific signs or symptoms that indicate a potential Legionella contamination in a water system?

Unusual odors, discoloration, or changes in water quality could be signs of Legionella contamination, but testing is the only way to confirm its presence.

How can we educate our staff about Legionella risks and prevention?

We offer training programs and informational materials to educate staff about Legionella risks, prevention measures, and the importance of regular Legionella risk assessments.

What steps can we take to maintain Legionella safety after a risk assessment and disinfection?

Regular monitoring, maintenance, and compliance with recommended control measures will help maintain Legionella safety in your water system.

Are there any additional services you provide related to water quality and safety?

Yes, we offer services like water quality testing, corrosion management, and monitoring for other waterborne pathogens to ensure comprehensive water safety.

Do you offer consultancy services to help us develop a water management plan for Legionella prevention?

Yes, we provide consultancy services to help you develop a robust water management plan tailored to prevent Legionella growth and contamination.

Can residential properties benefit from your Legionella risk assessment and testing services?

Yes, we provide Legionella risk assessment and testing services for both commercial and residential properties to ensure water safety.

How can we request a Legionella risk assessment or testing service from your company?

Regular monitoring, maintenance, and compliance with recommended control measures will help maintain Legionella safety in your water system.

Do you provide ongoing support and monitoring after a Legionella risk assessment and disinfection?

Yes, we offer ongoing support, monitoring, and maintenance services to ensure the effectiveness of the disinfection process and to help you maintain a safe water system in the long run.

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