Outbreaks of legionella are still occurring so it’s important that you know and understand how they can be proactively avoided through carrying out legionella risk assessment London procedures and implementing appropriate water hygiene Surrey measures. In the U.K., an estimated 250 cases of Legionnaires’ disease occur each year, with about 18 per cent of these resulting in fatalities. Howlett Associates, one of the U.K.’s most established water treatment companies, can partner with you to identify and assess any risks in your water system to avoid the negative consequences of a Legionnaires ’ disease outbreak.
Why Assess the Risks From Legionella Bacteria
In many cases the benefits of undertaking a legionella risk assessment London procedure far outweighs the potential economic, health and legal risks involved from not assessing the risks from legionella. Regular testing for legionella as well as implementing a comprehensive water hygiene Surrey programme can help avoid potential and sometimes fatal outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.
The Negative Impact of a Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak
Because Legionnaires’ disease can kill, the consequences can be grave for any business affected by the outbreak. First, an outbreak of the disease in your facility could severely damage your reputation, hurt your bottom line and undermine your business for years to come. The affected victims could file lawsuits or authorities may prosecute you, and you may find yourself faced with huge legal costs, fees and damage awards entered against your organisation. In the worst-case scenario, you may be forced to shut down your operations, which could negatively impact your bottom line. You must therefore undertake appropriate legionella risk assessment London procedures and implement a complete water hygiene Surrey programme.
Regular legionella risk assessments help safeguard the health and wellbeing of building occupants, employees, tenants and visitors to the facility. Certified laboratory results and documented historical data of the monitoring results and inspection from a qualified water hygiene Surrey specialist, will enable you to protect yourself against potential litigation and losses in the event of an outbreak.
Legionella risk assessment and implementing a comprehensive water hygiene Surrey programme will also allow you to comply with regulations. If you are an employer or landlord in Surrey or a staff member in control of premises, you must have a current legionella risk assessment in order to comply with the HSE’s ACoP L8.
Howlett Associates offers legionella risk assessment and complete water treatment Surrey services to assist you in your duties to prevent an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease and control legionella in your water systems. Its team of assessors and microbiologists can undertake surveys and provide risk assessment reports on your system, including design, installation, condition, operation and usage, to identify and assess the risk of legionella.