A Legionella Risk Assessment must be done every year, this is legally binding under the Health & Safety Act. For Legionella Risk Assessments.
Aquachem use an in house Risk Assessor complying with and conforming to all National Guidelines, providing you with precise and prompt recommendations tailored for your individual site.
Legionella pneumophila is a thin, aerobic, gram negative bacterium of the genus Legionella. It is the primary human pathogenic bacterium in this group and causes Legionnaire’ Disease. Legionella can appear in:
✔ Water systems incorporating a cooling tower
✔ Water systems incorporating an evaporative condenser
✔ Hot and cold-water systems
✔ Spa pools / Swimming Pool
✔ Respiratory and other therapy equipment
Legionnaires’ Disease is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, and headaches. It is a serious illness which can be life threatening.
AquaChem’ s extensive range of technically advanced closed-circuit water treatment chemicals have been developed for use with a wide range of chilled water, closed cooling and heating systems ranging from low to high pressure systems.
Treatment chemicals are designed to protect multi-metal systems including those containing aluminium, an amphoteric metal which means that it can corrode under high and low PH’s.
Our quality chemicals will prevent the problems associated with this type of plant such as scale, corrosion, sludge formation and microbiological fouling to ensure that each system operates at maximum efficiency while extending equipment life and lowering maintenance costs.
Risk Assessment’s carried out by Aquachem
In Ireland, under occupational health and safety legislation there is a legal obligation on employers to carry out a risk assessment in relation to Legionella prevention and control in the workplace and where a risk are identified the appropriate control measures should be put in place and a risk management plan adopted.
The LRA report will illustrate the risks in the workplace in an informative yet easy to understand format, our process is outlined below:
✔ We will come on site and make sure a Duty Holder has been appointed
✔ We will check all current paperwork and certificates
✔ A thorough inspection of the water system will take place, depending on the size this will take from 4 hours – 2 days
The risk assessment will be prepared and consist of:
✔ The detailed report including images and our recommendations on each point
✔ A strategy for the premises outlining weekly / monthly tasks which the Duty Holder will be required to carry out (i.e temperature checking)
✔ Information on risks and responsibilities
While a Legionella Risk Assessment is a vital document for your business, it is also important to ensure that weekly / monthly records are maintained as these will be critical should anything happen at your place of business.
A risk assessment is carried out specifically for each building on an individual basis
Dunboyne Business Park
Co. Meath, A86 XC78
Tel: +353 18 252 775