Legionella Risk Assessment Process

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In the UK, the Legionella Risk Assessment Process is an important step in preventing and controlling the risk of Legionnaires disease. The Health and Safety Executive, HSE, provides guidance on the Legionella Risk Assessment Process, which can be summarised as follows:

Identify potential sources of risk. The first step is to identify any potential sources of risk such as water storage tanks, cooling towers, hot and cold water systems. This can be done through a site survey and inspection.

Assess the risk. Once potential sources of risk have been identified, a risk assessment should be carried out to determine the likelihood or severity of a Legionella contamination. This assessment should consider factors such as the type system, how it's used and who uses it.

Implement controls. Based on the risk assessment, appropriate control should be implemented to prevent or control the risk of Legionella contamination. This might include measures such as water temperature control, disinfection or regular monitoring and cleaning.

And finally, record findings and review. A record should be kept to the risk assessment findings and the control measures that have been put into place. The risk assessment should be reviewed regularly, particularly if there are any changes to the system or its use.

It is important to note that Legionella Risk Assessment Process is a legal requirement under the COSHH regulations in the UK, and failure to comply can result in legal action.