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Legionnaire Risk Assessment

Legionnaires Risk Assessment - Protecting Your Property

The Legionella bacteria, which can be found in water systems, causes Legionnaires’ disease, a serious respiratory illness. Conducting a Legionnaires’ Risk Assessment plays a crucial role in identifying and managing these risks actively.

This assessment aims to evaluate potential sources and conditions that promote the growth of Legionella, enabling the implementation of appropriate control measures.

The primary objective of a Legionnaires’ Risk Assessment is to protect the health and safety of individuals exposed to at-risk water systems. By identifying potential sources of Legionella and assessing associated risks, we can take proactive measures to minimise the chances of infection and safeguard the occupants or users of the premises.

That’s where we come in. Pipe Testing Services offer comprehensive Legionnaires Risk Assessments. This involves:

At Pipe Testing Services, we specialise in Legionella control and provide our expertise for a multitude of clients. No matter the water system, or location, we ensure all risk areas are identified and managed effectively through our Legionnaires risk assessments.

Understanding Legionella Spread

Legionella bacteria cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia primarily transmitted through inhalation of contaminated water droplets. This disease poses a higher risk to the elderly, immunocompromised individuals, and those with underlying health conditions. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Legionella bacteria thrive and multiply in warm water environments, particularly within a temperature range of 20-45°C (68-113°F). Conditions that support their growth include stagnant water, biofilm (a slimy layer of microorganisms), sediment, algae, scale, and other organic matter. These conditions often arise in poorly managed or maintained water systems, allowing Legionella to proliferate.

When water systems such as showers, cooling towers, spa pools, or other devices that generate fine water droplets aerosolize water containing Legionella bacteria, people can become exposed to the bacteria.

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    Common sources of Legionella contamination

    Hot Water Systems
    Air Conditioning Systems
    Cooling Towers
    Whirlpool Spas
    Decorative Foundations
    Water-based systems that produce aerosols
    Humidifiers and HVAC Systems
    Showers and Taps

    To prevent Legionella infections, proper water management and control measures should be implemented. This includes regular maintenance of water systems, ensuring appropriate water temperatures, minimising stagnant water, and conducting regular Legionella risk assessments. By identifying and addressing potential sources of contamination, the risk of Legionella proliferation and subsequent infection can be significantly reduced, protecting the health and safety of vulnerable individuals.

    Who Needs Legionnaires Risk Assessment?

    Legionnaires Risk Assessment services are targeted towards a range of individuals and organisations who have a responsibility for the health and safety of people using their premises. The primary target audience includes landlords, property owners, and facilities managers. Here’s why they should prioritise assessments:

    Assessments are important for different types of properties, including both residential and commercial premises. Legionella bacteria can thrive in various water systems, such as hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, spa pools, and more.

    It is especially crucial to prioritise assessments in properties where water systems have been stagnant or undergone changes. Stagnant water provides an ideal breeding ground for Legionella bacteria, and any changes to the water system, such as repairs, renovations, or extended periods of non-use, can introduce new risks. Assessments help identify and address these specific risks, reducing the likelihood of Legionella contamination and subsequent health issues.

    The Process of Legionnaires Risk Assessment

    Trained and qualified assessors are responsible for carrying out the assessment. They have the expertise to conduct thorough surveys and evaluations of the property’s water systems.

    The assessor conducts a comprehensive survey of the premises, including an examination of fittings, tanks, cylinders, and other relevant components. They assess temperature profiles and accessibility to all areas that require monitoring and maintenance.

    During the assessment, the assessor identifies potential risks associated with Legionella bacteria growth and spread. This includes factors such as water temperature, the presence of biofilm or sediment, inadequate management practices, and other contributing factors.

    Following the assessment, the assessor produces a detailed report outlining the identified risks, control measures, and recommendations for compliance. The report provides a clear overview of the property’s Legionella risk status and serves as a guide for implementing necessary actions.

    How Much Will a Risk Assessment Cost?

    At Pipe Testing Services, we offer competitive pricing for our Legionnaires risk assessments. Our pricing structure takes into consideration various factors, such as the scope of assessment, the complexity of risk mitigation measures, and the size of the water system. We prioritise transparency and value for money when serving our clients. We also offer Legionnaires remedial works, for bringing outdated water systems up to the legal requirements.

    To receive a free, no-obligation quotation for your specific requirements, we encourage you to contact us. Our team will evaluate your needs and provide a comprehensive and transparent legionella risk assessment cost estimation tailored to your project.

    Why Choose Pipe Testing Services?

    Pipe Testing Services is a trusted provider with a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of Legionnaires Risk Assessments. Our team of qualified assessors possesses in-depth knowledge about the latest regulations and industry best practices. We understand the critical importance of conducting thorough assessments to mitigate Legionella risk effectively.

    When you choose Pipe Testing Services, you can be confident that our assessments are comprehensive, leaving no aspect of Legionella risk unexplored. We meticulously evaluate various water systems, taking into account essential factors such as temperature profiling, fittings, tanks, cylinders, and more. Our approach ensures a detailed examination that leaves no room for oversight, providing you with a clear understanding of potential risks.

    At Pipe Testing Services, we prioritise regulatory compliance. Our assessments strictly adhere to the requirements outlined in health and safety regulations, including the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L8) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines. By entrusting us with your Legionnaires Risk Assessment needs, you can rest assured that you are on the right path towards achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance.

    With our unmatched experience, comprehensive assessments, and commitment to regulatory compliance, Pipe Testing Services is your reliable partner in mitigating Legionella risk. Contact us today to benefit from our expertise and ensure a safer environment for your business and those within it.

    Contact Pipe Testing Services

    For exceptional Legionnaires remedial works services, please reach out to Pipe Testing Services using the following contact information:

    Phone01922 451646


    Address – Unit 27 Birchbrook Industrial Estate, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 0DJ

    We are committed to delivering reliable and reputable services to ensure the safety and compliance of your water systems. Contact us now to discuss your needs or to schedule a consultation. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you.

    Contact us today to discuss your Legionnaires risk assessment and receive a personalised quotation that meets your budget and ensures the highest quality of service.


    The frequency of Legionnaire Risk Assessments depends on factors such as the type of water systems, occupancy, and risk level. Generally, assessments should be performed regularly, with recommended intervals ranging from annually to every two years. However, additional assessments may be required if changes occur in the water systems or if there are suspected risks.

    Following a Legionnaire Risk Assessment, a detailed report will be provided, outlining the findings, recommendations, and any necessary actions to control or mitigate Legionella risk. It is essential to implement the recommended measures promptly and maintain regular monitoring and maintenance to ensure ongoing safety.

    The duration of a Legionnaire Risk Assessment can vary depending on the complexity and size of the water systems being assessed. In general, assessments can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. It is essential to allocate sufficient time for a thorough evaluation to ensure accurate results.

    A Legionnaire Risk Assessment aims to identify and manage Legionella risks rather than completely eliminating the bacteria. Effective control measures and risk management strategies are implemented to minimize the risk of Legionella growth and spread. Regular monitoring and maintenance are necessary to ensure ongoing control.

    Pipe Testing Services operates nationwide, covering various regions across the UK. We have engineers located in different areas, so we are likely to serve your location. Contact our team to confirm our coverage and discuss your specific needs.