Legionella Risk Assessment
Fully Compliant Legionella Risk Assessments in the UK
With over 7 years of happy customers and over 50 years of experience in the control of legionella across our team, we pride ourselves on being communicative, professional & reliable. We’re always just a phone call away and no question is ever too small.
At Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd, we have over 50 years combined experience providing fully compliant Legionella risk assessments for companies large and small throughout the UK. Our friendly staff are always on call to help you with any enquiry you may have. Unlike other legionella risk assessment companies, Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd can also provide you with monitoring programmes, training, remedial works and cleaning & disinfection services as well as ongoing support and self delivery packages, allowing you to monitor your water system and keep in control of substances hazardous to health to stay compliant with Acop L8 legislation and HSG274 guidance.
Acquiesce Environmental Compliance Ltd has a team of experienced, City & Guilds qualified legionella risk assessors. Highly experienced in assessing the risk for Legionella, including full colour CAD drawn schematic diagrams, in line with the requirements of Acop L8, HSG274, BS8580-1 2019 & HTM04-01 for Healthcare buildings.
Experienced in delivering assessments in all types of buildings & sectors including:
Leisure & Retail, Social/Sheltered Housing, Care Homes, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Offices Hospitality, Educational, Residential.
At Acquiesce Environmental Compliance, we strive to be the best. That’s why we are constantly working to provide you with a fully compliant service read more about our accreditations and certifications here:
After you enquire we’ll be in touch to discuss your full requirements and agree the scope of the assessment, this will much depend on the size and system installed within your site(s). Some buildings have many types of cold water storage tank, water heaters, calorifiers etc. Buildings can also have water features which must be assessed and controlled, and industrial premises often have process water system which are complex, but provide real risk in terms of bacterial growth and amplification, so will need to be included within the assessment.
Qualified and experienced assessor(s) will visit you and your premises in person to carry out a detailed inspection of your water system including water sampling if requested/agreed. Firstly, any legionella logbooks will need to be inspected if present. Any legionella training qualifications or records will need to be viewed, as will monitoring, inspection and cleaning records you have. These records need to be kept for 5 years, so as many records as possible should be made available.
The assessor will then inspect the water system themselves. This includes assessing each system individually (i.e mains cold water, cold water tanks, calorifiers, water heaters, water features etc). Temperatures will be taken from taps, showers and other outlets, photographic evidence taken of risk & general observations. Our assessor(s) will need to check as much pipework as possible, so risers, roof spaces and cupboards may also be checked.
The assessor will need to meet with the building manager or responsible person and will need to inspect any previous legionella risk assessment you may have, and any legionella monitoring log book, to confirm control measures currently used to control the risk. They will also need to check the competency of staff which will involve inspecting training records they have. Our assessor will also need to find out about the types of people using the building such as general ages of staff, and building users in order to identify if susceptible people are present, and also to provide a risk rating for the report, which will confirm the risk of exposure.
Once this is complete, then the assessor will need to inspect all of the water system(s) in full. This will involve inspection and testing of mains cold water supplies, cold water tanks, water heaters, water features, heating systems and all pipework feeding your taps, baths, sinks, showers and outlets. Temperatures will need to be tested from as many outlets as possible, photographs taken of general observations, and anything considered to be a risk. We commonly identify risks such as dirt and debris In the system (sediment in cold water tanks, scaled taps/showers) infrequently used outlets, temperatures out of range (temperatures between 20-45c favour growth of legionella bacteria) and anything which can contribute to the growth of legionella bacteria, including how water droplets can form aerosol.
Our assessor will need access to as many areas of the building and system as possible, which will help with the schematic diagram we will produce for your system(s) as part of the report.
If samples are taken, these will be dropped off directly at our UKAS accredited laboratory and the Assessor will return to our office where they will compile a full report. The time this report will take to be processed will be dependant on the size of the building & systems to be inspected.
Any sample results are delivered digitally to you swiftly upon being received from the laboratory (10 days for legionella samples) however we can receive interim resorts of any samples that appear to be positive before the final result is issued, meaning you have early warning of potential problems within your water system.
Our reports are compliant with the requirements of the Acop L8, HSG274, COSHH & BS8580(2010). Once completed, we will then electronically send you the report and can also post out a hard copy of the assessment in a presentation folder.
We then can provide detailed guidance and assistance after the assessment to ensure the document is fully understood, and you are on the path to being compliant. We can also assist with any remedial actions recommended within the assessment, as well as training and equipment.
“I would just like to say how happy we are with the service we get – they Monitor our water system on a monthly basis they do the risk assessment when needed, always punctual polite and if ever I need them they are at the end of the phone. Nothing is too much of a problem to sort out for us”
St James’ Catholic Primary School
“Callum and the rest of the team have been a great company to deal with – not always the case with health and safety matters! They were communicative, punctual & courteous.We will be using them again – 5 stars”
Hadsham Wedding Venue
“We have been using Acquiesce Environmental Compliance to carry out our Legionella Risk Assessments, install Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke Alarms to our rental properties. They have been brilliant, contacting the tenants and liaising with them to carry out the appointments (often at unsociable hours).”
Manager – Rowley Roche & Associates