It is a legal requirement for all UK Dental Premises to have a Legionella risk assessment of all cold and hot water systems. The risk assessments is usually carried out as a part of our Legionella risk management programme which help manage the risk of Legionnaires' disease.
Our Risk assessments have been developed in accordance with the guidelines and recommended practices issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive L8 and the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and is supported by the Department of Health's guidance documents:
Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in Primary Care Dental Practices (HTM01-05)
Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: The control of Legionella, hygiene, “safe” hot water, cold water and drinking water systems (HTM04-01)
What does a Legionella Risk Assessment involve?
Following a site survey, our experienced risk assessor will produce a comprehensive report. The Legionella risk assessment report will identify any risks as well as any remedial action necessary to meet current standards and legal requirements.
The report will also include a schematic drawing of your water system and a guide to complying with the Associated Code of Practice (ACOP L8).
Our fully documented Legionella risk assessment includes identification and evaluation of potential sources of risk and includes:
* A full asset registers outlining the water systems which fall within these guidelines on your site.
* Digital photographs of all your assets.
* Outline the current condition of the water systems and whether the water storage is hygienic, and compliant with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999.
* Schematic drawings of your water systems.
* Whether water temperatures are satisfactory for the control of Legionella bacteria.
The risk assessment will define any remedial actions required to achieve compliance with the guidelines such as cleaning and... [continues]
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