Legionella Risk Assessment Prevents Problems with Legionnaire’s Disease

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Our job at Howlett Associates is to make sure that the pipes that carry potable water are free of Legionella bacteria or the germ that carries the pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease. That is why we also conduct Legionella risk assessment tests on areas where the water can convey an aerosol type spray. These plumbing spots can include cooling towers, spa baths, showers, air conditioning humidifiers, and irrigation systems.

We Comply With the UK Governmental Standards for Risk Assessment

We work to comply with the UK government’s requirement that all water systems be evaluated with a legionella risk assessment test. As a result, our Legionella risk assessment is conducted so that it features an overview of a facility’s maintenance and design as well as the treatment programs that are used to minimise the danger associated with waterborne disease.

Our Legionella risk assessment and our other programmes, which address waterborne diseases, have been established in accordance with the guidelines set by the UK Health & Safety Executive L8 and HSC (Health and Safety Commission).

A Commitment to Public Safety

That is why our company is fully committed to running the tests necessary to make sure that workers in buildings and the public are kept safe. Although anyone can contract the Legionella bacterium, the people who are the most susceptible to the disease include smokers, individuals with weakened immune system and people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, cancer, kidney disease or emphysema.

Because Legionnaire’s disease can be the cause of life-threatening complications, we make every effort necessary to make sure our Legionella risk assessment renders a safe and disease-free workplace. Complications that can result from the pneumonia called Legionnaire’s disease can include septic shock, respiratory failure or acute kidney failure.

We at Howlett Associates assess Legionella risk by requiring a site survey and a review of a facility’s water systems. We overview existing records and look at the lines of responsibility as well as an asset register that covers all plant and services.