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Legionella Risk Assessments Scotland
Any landlord or party in control of a building is responsible for ensuring the water running through it is free from material risk to its users. Water systems, if inadequately managed, can become host to a number of risk factors; the most well-publicised, of course, being legionella, the bacteria linked to legionnaires’ disease. These bacteria can multiply quickly, so a proactive approach to your water system is crucial.
As a landlord or property owner, your legal responsibilities for water safety are really quite simple. You need to engage a competent person to perform risk assessments on your water supplies and systems, and work to implement their documented recommendations.
A strong water risk assessment will apply the general legal requirements articulated through statutory instruments (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH); 2002 and its associated ACOP (Approved Code of Practise) L8: Legionnaires’ Disease: CIBSE TM13:2002: Minimising the Risk of Legionnaires Disease) to the nuances of your building.
While you are responsible for performing risk assessments and ensuring that the water that enters and runs through your building or demise is free from hazardous substances, we have the expertise that will guide you as you meet this life-saving obligation. If you are looking for a legionella test in Scotland, we have you firmly covered for a very competitive price.
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Legionella Risk Assessments Scotland
At Integrated Compliance, our specialist assessors will be able to identify areas where water can sit and stagnate, and bacteria can develop (e.g. dead-ends within the pipework, parts of buildings left unoccupied for significant periods of time, and toilet systems contained within buildings). We are proudly registered with the Legionella Control Association and, at a time where building users have
a heightened awareness of the safety and cleanliness of their surroundings, know that our risk assessments provide peace of mind to landlords and occupiers alike.
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Legionella Risk Assessment Scotland
Integrated Compliance is a member of the Legionella Control Association (view our LCA certificate), and employ a highly trained and competent team of City & Guilds qualified Legionella Risk Assessors, water hygiene engineers and technicians and plumbers, we deliver Legionella Compliance services to meet clients’ needs. As a member of the LCA, we provide our services in conjunction with their Code of Conduct, in order to ensure maximum compliance.
For further information on Legionella risk assessment, or for a quote, contact us today.
What are my duties as a landlord in relation to gas safety?
As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 deal with landlords’ duties to make sure gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants are safe.
Appliances, fittings and flues in a communal area but which may be used by tenants are also included. You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of flues,appliances and pipework provided for your tenants use ;by a Gas Safe registered engineer . Although there is no prescribed timeframe for these duties, good practice would be the demonstration of regular, annual maintenance checks and subsequent repairs.
You are also responsible for ensuring an annual gas safety check is carried out within 12 months of the installation of a new appliance or flue which you provide and annually thereafter by a Gas Safe Registered engineer. You must keep a record of the safety check for 2 years and issue a copy to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed and issue a copy to any new tenants before they move in.
Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 you can have the annual gas safety check on each appliance or flue carried out up to 2 months before the date the check needs to be carried out but still retain the original deadline date as if the check had been carried out exactly 12 months after the previous check.find out more