There is a legal duty for landlords to assess and control the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria.
What is a Landlord?
A landlord is described as anyone who rents out a property (or a room within a property) which they own, under a lease or a licence that is shorter than seven years.
As a Landlord, What Must I Do?
As a landlord, it is your responsibility and legal obligation to have a Legionella risk assessment carried out on every property you are in control of (source: HSE). We can carry out landlord Legionella risk assessments on properties across Scotland, this includes; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness, Dumfries, Dundee and all surrounding areas.
A Legionella risk assessment survey is a systematic examination of the potential risks presented by engineered water systems, and seeks to identify and assess the risks of exposure to Legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems. The assessment will determine the likelihood of Legionella in water.
“All water systems require a risk assessment. A simple risk assessment may show that there are no real risks from Legionella, but if there are, then implementing appropriate measures will prevent or control these risks. The law requires simple, proportionate and practical actions to be taken, including identifying and assessing sources of risk, managing the risk, preventing or controlling the risk; and periodically checking that any control measures are effective.” (Source: HSE 2.140)
Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments
Cleartech is a member of the Legionella Control Association (view our LCA certificate), and employ a highly trained and competent team of City & Guilds qualified Legionella Risk Assessors, water hygiene engineers and technicians, we deliver Legionella Compliance services to meet clients’ needs, on a local and national basis. As a member of the LCA, we provide our services in conjunction with their Code of Conduct, in order to ensure maximum compliance.
For further information on our landlord Legionella risk assessments, or for a quote, contact us today by calling 01355 267199, emailing email@example.com or by submitting a contact form.