Legionella Control that meets with Health and Safety Guidance 282
If you run a commercial premises (including a holiday let) that operates even one hot tub or spa pool, the new health and safety executive HSE guidance (HSG282) on hot tub compliance is relevant to you. This follows on from a number of outbreaks of legionella within businesses such as hotels and holiday parks.
This new guidance means that you must be compliant with regular sampling for analysis and water treatment as required, to ensure the risk of legionella is eliminated.
The Impact Of Non Compliance
This standard would be used in court to determine whether you as the commercial premises had complied with the minimum standard required ‘as far as reasonably practicable’. The guidance sits in law under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
There are tough penalties for non-compliance with heavy fines of up to £1.6 million for small businesses to £10 million for large companies, so it’s important you’re following the guidance.
AKVO Can Help
As a business, you want to get on with what you do best, and dealing with legionella control and hot tub compliance probably seems like a big headache. That’s where AKVO comes in.
As a full-service microbiological sampling and tester, we can provide a full sampling programme which will comply with the monitoring requirements in table one of the HGS282 guidance (page 35).
Our experienced testers will conduct sampling and analysis to ensure your water meets the HSG282 standard, and can provide treatment chemicals & guidance where there is an issue.
Monthly Service Visits
We can visit your premises to carry out a routine service visit. We’ll conduct sampling of the water in each spa pool/tub and analyse it at a UKAS accredited laboratory, using industry standards for testing. We’ll analyse the aerobic colony count (ACC), as required by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and bacteria such as e. Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and legionella. We can also help if required with the frequent chemical and TDS water analysis you are required to carry out, and can provide test kits and reagents for these.
Provision Of Site Log Books For Management Records
We’ll leave you with a log book you can keep on site, so you have evidence that you’re taking your water sampling and analysis seriously and can evidence your testing to the HSE should you need to.
Consultation And Interpretation Of Results
We can offer consultation on improving water quality, and interpreting the results, so you’ll be able to rectify any issues. Our expert professionals can give advice on what the results mean for your business, and how to ensure legionella compliance.
You can’t afford to take the risk with legionella, so give us a call today on 0333 323 1732 or contact us now.