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If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, (including landlords), you and your employees working and managing/maintaining your water systems really must understand the health risks associated with legionella, and other opportunistic pathogens if relevant.
This can only be achieved by training and education, including your legal drivers and documentation required
Duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) provide a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work.
More specifically, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) provide a framework of actions designed to assess, prevent or control the risk from bacteria like Legionella and take suitable precautions.
The Approved Code of Practice: Fourth edition 2013 L8, offers practical guidance on how to manage and control the risks in your system.
An employer, or a person(s) in control of the water systems, (you) are responsible for health and safety and need to take the right precautions to minimise the risks of exposure to legionella bacteria, and other pathogens.
Identify the risk
Create Risk Assessments
Manage the risks
Review control measures
Designer's - installers and manufacturers
Consultancy (AE) appointments
RP and AP appointments
Suppliers of products
Training of Staff programmes
Carrying out a risk assessment is your responsibility, and should be reviewed regularly by an Authorised Engineer for water hygiene and treated as a “Living Document”
You may be competent to carry out the assessment yourself but, if not, you should call on help and advice from either within your own organisation or from outside sources.
E.g. Authorising Engineers for water hygiene or other suitably experienced person
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