Legionella Management and Legionella Risk Assessments
Be confident in your water quality with our award-winning Legionella Management Services and Legionella Risk Assessments.
Accredited, successful and award winning are just three facts you could use to describe over 30 years of helping organisations achieve compliance and peace of mind in Legionella management.
UKAS accredited to ISO 17020 and Assured Advice through a Primary Authority Co-ordinated partnership with the City of London Corporation for our Legionella risk assessments, our market leading management support combines specialist building services knowledge, together with our own UKAS accredited in house laboratory, means we have total control of the process from risk assessment and sampling strategy to presenting our findings to you. This helps factor in accuracy and reliability, and factor out error.
From 1st October 2017 we will also be offering our Legionella risk assessments as Assured Advice through a Primary Authority Co-ordinated partnership with the City of London Corporation. The advice covers “the competence and ability of Assurity Consulting to undertake suitable and sufficient Legionella risk assessments in accordance with the relevant legal requirements.”
Legionella is one of those premises issues that can have a dramatic impact on people and the organisation in a very short space of time. You must be sure your Legionella risk assessment, scheme of management, training and feedback processes are robust and effective. You have to be able to identify the long term trends, not just the short term changes. When you can contract out the tasks, but not the responsibility, you have to be able to fully trust what you have in place.
Our Legionella services include:
- Strategic level Legionella management reviews
- Legionella risk assessments UKAS accredited to ISO 17020
- Legionella risk assessment reviews
- Water management documentation (policy and procedure)
- Water quality assessments
- Legionella awareness training
- Legionella management training
- Bespoke Legionella training based on your requirements
What is Legionnaires' disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia, fatal in approximately 12% of cases. The bacterium Legionellapneumophila serogroup 1 is the most common cause of Legionnaires’ disease. It first hit the headlines in 1976 after an outbreak among attendees at an American Legion Convention in Philadelphia, where 221 people were infected, of which 34 died.
Legionnaires’ disease primarily affects people who have increased susceptibility due to predisposing factors, such as age (50 years +), smoking, existing illnesses etc. Men are also three times more susceptible than women. Legionella infections can only be contracted by the deep inhalation of tiny water droplets, called aerosols, which are contaminated with legionella bacteria. Aerosols can be produced from water systems which create spray, such as showers, cooling towers, spray taps, decorative fountains and Jacuzzis. Infection by person-to-person contact has not been reported.
Legionella can pose a real threat to your buildings and the people who work in them.
"Assurity Consulting gives our senior management team the confidence to know that health and safety issues are dealt with and they give the Governing Body the assurance that the school is meeting its legal responsibilities in this field. They have built an excellent working relationship with management and caretakers alike and they provide an all inclusive training programme to individuals as required. They provide Queen’s College with completely independent health and safety assessments, and action plans tailored to the needs of the school. Their inspections allow issues to be identified and dealt with immediately. Their reports are clear, factual, self-explanatory and easy to use."
"Assurity Consulting continue to provide Westfield with excellent support and guidance in relation to Legionella and air quality risks. They provide cost effective solutions ensuring that the interests of our business are met at all times. Their employees are always pleasant and knowledgeable and they consistently deliver clear and concise reports, which are easy to understand and action."
"Assurity Consulting have always provided CAA with a professional and timely service. The reports produced are well written and provide clear guidance on the any actions that are required. Their staff give practical expert advice when required."
"We carry out assessments every year and Assurity Consulting provide us with very detailed information about the condition and output of our plant/systems. They also serve as an independent review of the planned preventative maintenance work carried out by our building services contractors."
"Having worked with Assurity Consulting for a number of years I know I can rely on their support and professional advice on all aspects of workplace compliance including areas that are not specifically detailed in our agreement. Having an independent view point is essential and their online compliance management tool enables central monitoring to be carried out with ease."
"Assurity Consulting are the people that ‘check the checker’. They make sure everything is up to date, they offer ‘fresh eyes’ and help us to make sure we are forward thinking on all health and safety matters. I am very proud to say I have a long standing team and tenants who are completely satisfied that our building has continually high quality standards of health and safety"
"The initial survey, follow up documentation, training and ongoing practical assistance have proved invaluable as I try to juggle this alongside a wide range of other issues. There is no doubt that our systems would not have been put in place so quickly or as effectively without Assurity Consulting’s excellent advice and action plan.
If you need expert, independent advice on your legionella management, please call us today for a detailed, confidential and without-obligation discussion of your requirements.
Key Benefits of our Legionella Risk Assessments
Responsible organisations retain us, rather than other consultancies, for their Legionella management needs, because we give you:
Our management team, including chemists and microbiologists, leads from the front on Legionella management, ensuring the up-to-date excellence of our consultants’ advice.
We have combined UKAS accreditations for Legionella risk assessment to BS 8580:2010 with water sampling and testing for Legionella. These combined standards mean we can offer you more practical evidence of management control, minimising business and reputational risks.
The fact that our consultants do not offer remedial services gives them the freedom to focus totally on your situation and your needs, now and into the future
Peace of mind: only with expertise such as Assurity Consulting’s in your corner can you rest easy, secure in the knowledge of your safety from Legionella.