Posted on 25th June 2021
In many cases the benefits of carrying out routine legionella testing far outweighs the potential health and legal risks involved from not carrying out legionella testing.
Routine legionella testing helps to safeguard the health and well-being of building occupants, tenants and visitors to any facility.
Regular water sampling can significantly reduce the risks of an outbreak. The BS6700 specifies that microbiological activity should be measured every 6 months, where potable (drinking water) is stored. ACoP L8 recommends water sampling for Legionella:
Where a Legionella outbreak is suspected.
For biocide-treated systems, where storage temperatures are outside acceptable parameters.
For systems where control measures are not consistently achieved.
For high-risk areas, where water system users fall under a highly susceptible category, such as hospital wards with patients who are immunologically compromised.
Our UKAS accredited laboratory tests can quickly and accurately identify whether your water systems meet the water quality standards set by the Health & Safety Executive for the permitted levels of Legionella bacteria in water.
We can provide fast turnaround analysis on a wide range of Micro-Organisms such as:
Drinking water suites
We can provide support and guidance on the type of testing you need as well as helping you interpret the results once they are received. We can assist you with the remedial actions (if any) that are needed following any abnormal results.
When taking water samples, we must ensure they are taken in line with the British Standards and UKAS 107025 requirements. We have specific method statements to show the strict process of taking water samples and ensuring these processes are followed consistently. Our highly skilled engineers take the necessary precautions in order to safely transport the samples to the laboratory and avoid any risks of contamination and inaccuracy of the results.
You can contact us today to discuss water sampling for your business here. With our expert assistance and advice, you can be sure your business will be safe and stay within the confines of the law.
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