LEGIONELLA RISK ASSESSMENT
Legionnaires’ disease is a
potentially fatal form of pneumonia which is contracted by inhaling
small droplets of water containing the legionella bacteria. Legionnaires’ disease mainly affects people in ‘high risk’ groups including those over the age of 45, new born babies, smokers, heavy drinkers, those with heart disease and anyone who has a weakened immune system.
The control of legionella in rented
property is a legal requirement, and duties of care are
placed on landlords as ‘self-employed persons’.
House of Commons Briefing Paper
07307 (October 2015) states:
‘Landlords of residential accommodation have a responsibility to take measures to ensure that
their properties are free from health and safety hazards, this includes taking measures to
combat Legionnaires’ Disease.’
MJH Enterprises carries out legionella risk assessments for residential properties.
This will involve examining hot and cold water systems, measuring hot and cold water temperatures at sentinel outlets, examining pipework for dead legs, noting any limescale at sentinel outlets and checking the water heater.
We'll take photographs as evidence and produce the risk assessment report
within a few days.
We provide a tenant information leaflet so that the tenant is aware of the risk of legionella and gives simple practical advice on how to avoid it.
for more information check out our sister company: http://www.legionellainspectionandmanagementservices.com