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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

How do I carry out a Legionella risk assessment?

The purpose of carrying out a risk assessment is to identify and assess any risks in your water system. The responsible person should understand your water systems and any associated equipment, in order to conclude whether the system is likely to create a risk from exposure to legionella, and should be able to identify whether:

  • water is stored or re-circulated as part of your system
  • the water temperature in some or all parts of the system is between 20–45 °C
  • there are sources of nutrients such as rust, sludge, scale and organic matters
  • conditions are present to encourage bacteria to multiply
  • it is possible for water droplets to be produced and, if so, whether they could be dispersed over a wide area, eg showers and aerosols from cooling towers
  • it is likely that any of your employees, residents, visitors etc are more susceptible to infection due to age, illness, a weakened immune system etc and whether they could be exposed to any contaminated water droplets

Your risk assessment should include:

  • management responsibilities, including the name of competent person and a description of your system;
  • potential sources of risk;
  • any controls in place to control risks;
  • monitoring, inspection and maintenance procedures;
  • records of the monitoring results, inspections and checks carried out;
  • arrangements to review the risk assessment regularly

If you decide that the risks are insignificant, your assessment is complete. You may not need take any further action at this stage but you should review the assessment regularly in case anything changes in your system.

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