When considering the water your business uses, the first step is to ensure it’s safe and our PURE services focus on doing precisely this. It is essential to protect everybody who might use water in your business, and having a Legionella risk assessment and control regime in place is the best way to do this.

It can be easy to take for granted that the potable water that arrives at our premises is still fit for purpose when turning on our taps. However, every plumbing system is different in layout and in age.

It is a good idea to understand where your water pipes are and if they are all ‘live’, especially if you or those before you have extensively changed the site. A good starting point to ensure your water is safe is to commission an up-to-date legionella risk assessment.

Scroll down and browse through a range of services we offer under the PROTECT heading of our our PURE services. 

PROTECT services include:

Legionella Risk Assessments

Legionella bacteria grow in warm water, typically between 20 and 50 degrees centigrade, but proliferate fastest in stagnant water at 35 to 46 degrees.

At the heart of the Health & Safety’s Executive ACoP L8 for control of legionella is undertaking a risk assessment of the entire water system and implementing a scheme of control.

A Legionella outbreak could be very serious for your business. Not only could your reputation be damaged, there are significant penalties including serious fines.

The Regulation

A suitable and sufficient assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed. The dutyholder is responsible for ensuring the risk assessment is carried out. The dutyholder is either:

  • (a) the employer, where the risk from their undertaking is to their employees or others; or
  • (b) a self-employed person, where there is a risk from their undertaking to themselves or others; or
  • (c) the person who is in control of premises or systems in connection with work, where there is a risk from systems in the building, eg where a building is let to tenants, but the landlord keeps responsibility for its maintenance.

The dutyholder must ensure that the person who carries out the risk assessment and provides advice on prevention and control of exposure must be competent to do so.

What does this mean?

LRA-Icons-1.pngAny business that employs more than five employees, requires an Legionella Risk Assessment. This should be kept up to date on a yearly basis and refreshed if any site developments are undertaken.

LRA-Icons-2.pngA risk assessment details clear instruction on what you need to do to be compliant. You should action any reccomendations identified in the Legionella Risk Assessment. It will help you mitigate any risks identified.

LRA-Icons-3.pngIf you have not followed steps 1 & 2, a Legionella outbreak could be catastrophic to your business. Not only could your reputation be damaged, there are significant penalties include serious fines and even imprisonment! 

Temperature Monitoring
Thermostatic Mixing Valve Servicing
Cleaning and Disinfection
Contingency Planning
Emergency Water Supply

Our other PURE services:

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Understand your consumption

Before any business can save water, it needs to understand how much it uses, when and for what purpose.

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Reduce your water usage

Every litre of water that flows through your meter needs to be paid for. Reducing how much you use makes sense.

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Enhance your water systems

The potable water provided by your wholesaler may not always meet your specific needs.