Legionella Risk Assessment

The Water Hygiene Centre is recognised as one of the leading consultancy firms in providing legionella risk assessments. This is further demonstrated by the fact we are one of a small number of organisations who can deliver UKAS accredited Legionella risk assessment methods which complies with ‘BS 8580: 2010 Water quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control. Code of practice’

Whilst identifying companies to assist with assessing the risk of Legionella is relatively straightforward, how can you be sure that the services are fit for purpose and will help to discharge your legal obligations? The answer, increasingly, is accreditation.  Our Legionella risk assessments are UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and compliant with ACOP (L8) and BS 8580:2010, providing you with the knowledge and confidence that we are impartial and have the technical expertise and management systems to undertake risk assessments professionally and competently.

Gaining our UKAS accreditation was challenging but has proven to be very worthwhile. Our clients who commission Legionella risk assessments are safe in the knowledge that their reports are far more detailed than previous, reports are more consistent due to the high standards required by UKAS along with the continual training and auditing of our own risk assessors.

The Water Hygiene Centre was created in 2009 to address the lack of independent consultancy within the industry in regards to water hygiene risk assessment.  An objective of the standard ‘BS8580:2010’ being impartial and independent risk assessments.  The mirrored synergies meant adopting the standard was a natural choice for the Water Hygiene Centre proving us to be a market leader. Our Legionella risk assessors have completed several thousand assessments and have experience of the widest range of water systems, including domestic cold water, hot water, borehole water, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, air conditioning, humidifiers, swimming pools, spa baths, birthing baths, hydrotherapy pools, industrial process water, decorative fountains/water features, drinking water, etc. We also have a tried and tested method for water risk assessment of unique systems where there is no previous experience, which has proved useful eg in university research departments.

These collective experiences have resulted in a refined and efficient risk assessment platform into which the data from on-site surveys is entered.  This system will generate the Legionella risk assessment report, risk minimisation scheme (action plan) and prioritised remedial work programmes. We can also produce any number of additional client specific outputs upon request.

This system has been developed as a database, consequently there are no expensive software licence requirements. Also, the system is designed to be “cradle-to-grave”, eg allowing completed remedial works actions to be entered.

If you’re not sure if you need a Legionella risk assessment, we can provide you with a desk based risk assessment review tool, this can either be completed by yourself, or we can complete this on your behalf for a small fee.   A brief written report recommending where an updated risk assessment is required will be issued in PDF format and excel format so you can keep updated.

“Excellent performance and approach to water risk assessments that capture operational and management performance to truly understand the risks associated with water systems”.
David Fearn, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: 01993 840400
Registered Office: The Maltings, Beanacre, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, OX15 5UA
Company Number: 68131746 VAT No: 948 3743 82
Directors: D.F. Pitcher, BSc (Hons) CMIOSH, FIHEEM. and J.A.Leach

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