"The Approved Code of Practice requires that Legionella risk assessments be updated at least every 2 years"
All businesses in the UK have a moral and legislative duty you to protect their employees, clients and customers from Legionella under The Health and Safety Executive's Approved Code of Practice. We provide comprehensive risk assessments to identify any potential problems and recommend actions to effectively cure them in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice.
Our Risk Assessment includes:
- Full top-to-bottom building assessment
- Written reports
- Photographic evidence
- Full review and breakdown of needs
- Documented action plan
- Your full legal compliance
Legionella is a particularly dangerous type of bacteria that can infiltrate your water and air systems and seriously harm anyone who comes in to contact with it. It is highly important for any business to regularly review their water systems and a risk assessment will help you to spot any Legionella risks before it’s too late.
Be proactive and call us today to keep your business safe from dangerous Legionella bacteria.
"Just a few Legionella bacteria in a body of water can reproduce to dangerous levels within a month"
Keeping a clean and disinfected workplace is a necessity when it comes to protecting your business from Legionella. We offer a full cleaning and disinfection service, so you can be sure that your water outlets are hygienic and safe for use.
Our cleaning and disinfection service includes:
- Nationwide Coverage
- LCA Approved/Certified Service
- Guaranteed Hygienic Water Systems
- Quick, Efficient and Discreet Service
- Cleaning and disinfecting services to suit your individual needs
Our specialists will work quickly and discretely to clean and maintain your water system and ensure that it stays safe from Legionella. No matter the size of your water system or where your business is located, we can help.
Call today for a free quote for our Legionella cleaning and disinfection services.
"Hot water should be stored at temperatures above 60°C, whereas cold water should be stored at well below 20°C at all times"
Testing your water for Legionella bacteria can be difficult, especially when considering that just 10 bacterium per millilitre can be enough to cause a dangerous infection in a matter of weeks. Our experts will perform comprehensive microbiological and chemical analysis on your water systems, which will identify even the smallest amounts of bacteria in your water supply.
Legionella bacteria will survive and multiply in temperatures between 20°C and 60°C in all sorts of water systems and storage units. Whether you have a water tower, a hot and cold water system, or a number of water coolers in your business, we can perform thorough tests to keep them all safe and free of harmful bacteria.
Our expert water testing services include:
- Nationwide Coverage
- LCA Approved/Certified Service and Contractors
- Guaranteed Hygienic Water Systems
- Quick and Efficient Service
- Ensure Safety/Peace of Mind
- Full Clear Documentation
A healthy water supply is an essential for any workplace, and without professional testing to keep it clean, your business could suffer from staff sickness as well as fines if proper standards are not maintained. With a full range of UKAS accredited laboratory services and a number of experienced professionals, Direct365 can help to keep your water supply clean and free of Legionella.
Don’t wait until it’s too late, get in touch today for a free quote for our water testing services!
"Without regularly monitoring your water supply, Legionella can quickly spread even after treatment"
Whether you have previously had a legionella outbreak or not, The Health and Safety Executive states that it is essential for every business to closely monitor their water systems to prevent Legionella from infecting their water supply. The specialists that we work with will put into place a plan of action with steps to ensure that your water is kept free of harmful bacteria.
Our expert service will perform the following steps to keep your water supply safe:
- Acknowledge the L8 recommendation of a monthly monitoring service including regular tests to maintain clean and healthy water systems
- Employ best practices and avoid unnecessary disruption for your business
- Accurate & comprehensive testing with state-of-the-art equipment
- Implement appropriate measures to maintain a minimal chance of Legionella bacteria occurring
- Work strictly to industry quality standards
Call today to ensure that your business is kept safe from Legionella with our comprehensive testing and monitoring services.
Q. Where can Legionella be found?
A. Legionella bacteria is typically found in water systems and storage units between 6°C and 60°C, such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, humidifiers, air washers, mist machines, hot water heaters, spas, fountains and other plumbing fixtures. The ideal conditions for the bacteria to multiply in are warm, still water between 20°C and 45°C.
Q. How dangerous is Legionella?
A. If water contaminated with Legionella is ingested or inhaled in aerosol form, it can cause an infection of Legionellosis. Legionellosis can lead to Legionnaires’ disease which is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.
Q. Isn’t Legionnaires’ disease quite rare?
A. Around 400 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported every year in the UK. Due to our reliance on industrial water systems, Legionella is always a risk factor for any business and should be treated seriously.
Q. Why do I need a risk assessment?
A. Legionella bacteria is microscopic and the risks are difficult to identify with an untrained eye, particularly when you considering that it can take root in any part of your water system. That's why a risk assessment performed by our experts is an essential for any responsible business that wishes to keep its staff and visitors safe.
Q. How important is it to clean and disinfect my water system?
A. Any amount of Legionella bacteria is serious due to the speed that they can multiply to dangerous levels. Not only is the health of your staff, visitors or employees at risk but you could face a hefty fine for a breach of the Health and Safety Act if you don’t have your water systems regularly cleaned and sanitised.
Q. Why should I have my water tested?
A. The most direct benefit of water testing is keeping your business' water supply safe from harmful Legionella, so that your staff and customers can enjoy your facilities without any risk of serious infections. Aside from identifying waterborne health risks, it can also boost company image and give you an opportunity to demonstrate how much your business values the safety and wellbeing of it’s employees and customers.
Q. Why do I need to continually monitor for Legionella if my water is fine?
A. Legionella can reoccur even after a water system has been treated, which is why it is extremely important to constantly monitor your water systems for any potential risk zones. Doing so will ensure that you never have an outbreak of the Legionella virus, keeping your business protected and giving you peace of mind.