What is a Legionella Risk Assessment?
A Legionella Risk Assessment is a process that confirms that the risk of Legionnaires' Disease has been checked. Most rented premises will be low risk but it is important that risk assessments are carried out and control measures introduced.
What is Legionnaires Disease?
Legionnaires' Disease is a pneumonia-like illness caused by the Legionella bacteria and can be fatal. The infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. The disease cannot be passed from one person to another.
How do I do a Legionella Risk Assessment?
There will be no need to employ a consultant usually. The assessment should be a straight forward simple exercise in ordinary domestic premises. The assessment will need to be completed every 12 months or if there is a change to the system. To assist our members in complying with this we have produced a form for performing the risk assessment. In addition to this, we have also produced a risk review assessment that allows our members to quickly review the situation on a yearly basis.
Where can I find more information?
For more information please use the following link https://www.nrla.org.uk/resources/looking-after-your-property/legionella-for-landlords