Legionnaire's disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, which can affect anybody. It is caused by the inhalation of droplets of water from contaminated sources. K Stewart Electrical based in Inverness can carry out full risk assessments.
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What are my responsibilities?
Under general health and safety law, as an employer or person in control of a premises (eg a landlord), you have health and safety duties and need to take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure to legionella.
Details of the specific law that applies can be found in part 1 of Legionnaires’ disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Carrying out a risk assessment is your responsibility and will help you to establish any potential risks and implement measures to either eliminate or control risks.
How can we help?
KS Electrical are fully trained and qualified to carry out Legionella risk assessments and advise you on how to deal with and mitigate the risk. Based in Inverness and covering the whole of the Highlands; we can assess and mitigate your risk.
The UK's Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in their Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8, "Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems" state that:
"A suitable and sufficient [risk] assessment must be carried out to identify and assess the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems on the premises and any precautionary measures needed ..."
Paragraph 28. HSE ACOP L8.
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