How Legionella aware is your business?

What are my obligations?

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act every employer has the following duties;

  • To ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of all employees
  • Duties under this act extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities
  • You need to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella

How do I comply?

Here is a quick 5 step guide:

  1. Establish a responsible person
  2. Find a service provider and ensure that they are a member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA)
  3. Ask your service provider to produce a Risk Assessment and Schematic Drawing
  4. Produce an outbreak Procedure Plan
  5. Check your staff understand the process and use regular communication to remind people about the importance of safety

There's some great information on the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires

How can Wave help?

Contact hello@wave-utilities.co.uk and we can arrange to work with you to activate the 5 steps listed above. 

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