Legionella testing – Re-opening after the COVID-19 pandemic
Legionella Control and Monitoring after COVID-19 closure. As part of the Return to Work Safely Protocol issued by the HSE , guidance is given on the precautions to be taken regarding control of Legionella in the workplace.
If you own or operate a hotel, leisure facility, office, dental clinic, hairdressers or other at risk building, you need to put in place control measures to avoid the potential for Legionnaires’ disease before reopening.
LCA – Legionella Control Association
The LCA has updated and revised Its guidance for Reopening Buildings
Legionellasafe Services is a certified member of the Legionella Control Association. We are regularly audited and assessed by the LCA for compliance with their Code of Conduct for Service Providers and the Service Standards for Legionella Risk Assessment, Sampling & Analysis Services.
This document should be reviewed by all employers, building owners and managers both during the closure period and before re-opening.
As regular control measured may have been impossible to implement since businesses closed down, the opportunity for Legionella bacteria to proliferate in the water systems has developed. Before reopening a number of key measures must be taken including:
- Training to other employees and familiarizing them with the Legionella control plan
- Thorough flushing, cleaning and disinfection of outlets such as taps, showers and toilets
- Risk assessment review
- Water testing should also be considered as part of the recommissioning plan.
To arrange a Risk Assessment or water testing in your building before reopening contact us
Tel : 0808 133 0131