A Reading cosmetic surgery which failed to adequately check for Legionella bacteria risks has been slammed by inspectors. The cosmetic surgery in Reading's town centre has now been told it must make improvements following an inspection. (Source here
The surgery did not meet legal requirements relating to safe care and treatment and good governance. A key area of concern was the risk of Legionella due to the lack of risk assessments. 
The CQC report said: “The clinic’s legionella risk had not been fully assessed. The risk assessment had not been completed by a competent person in the assessment of legionella risks. 
“This meant that there were unknown risks in the water system relating to debris in the water or infrequently used water sources. 
“However, the service had recognised the importance of monitoring water temperatures. 
"Following our inspection, managers said they were going to have the water system checked by a person with relevant expertise and had plans to attend specific training to gain further knowledge on Legionella.” 
This once again highlights the importance of risk assessments and adequate training. 
GES Water offer a full range of water hygiene services including Legionella risk assessments and many online courses to keep you compliant and your customers and staff safe. Our team have a wealth of knowledge within the industry and can help you with any questions or queries you may have. 
You can call us anytime on 0800 121 880 or visit us here
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