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Water System Monitoring

Integrated Compliance Services can assist you in maintaining a safe and clean water system , which is fully compliant with all legislation.
Our water system monitoring service is aimed at clients operating single sites and multi-site or complex building stock. We can provide both paper based log books and electronic cloud based log books for these services.

Our service packages can include full water hygiene compliance monitoring or just the areas not covered by your internal resource. For example:

  • Shower head cleaning and descaling
  • Hot Water Storage Vessel/Calorifier Annual Service and/or Inspection
  • Cold Water Storage Tank Annual Inspection
  • TMV maintenance
  • Legionella and microbiological analysis
  • Expansion Vessel service and Maintenance

The HSE advises that the risk from exposure to legionella should be prevented or controlled and that the precautions taken should be monitored and records kept to ensure that they remain effective.

In order to comply with the Health and Safety Commission Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L8) (Legionnaires’ Disease, The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems), companies are legally obliged to minimise and control the risk of legionellosis by:

  • Identifying and assessing the risk of exposure
  • Implementing control measures and managing precautions
  • Recording actions taken
  • Appointing a responsible person

Integrated Compliance Services can help you to assess and manage these risks and ensure that you remain compliant. We provide national coverage to our wide range of clients and are a are registered with the Legionella Control Association.

All of Legionella Risk Assessments are completed by City and Guilds qualified, competent and experienced professionals in accordance with British Standard BS 8580 -1.

FAQ’s

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.

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