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Legionella Risk Assessment for Dental Practices

For the benefit of your dental practice, it's essential to have a legionella risk assessment performed. No matter your experience, the CQC look out for safeguard breaches with legionella. If left untreated this can spread and become a potential liability to you and your patients.

If your Dental Practice has 5 or more employees, then the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 states you must commission a Legionella risk assessment of your water systems. Additionally, the CQC advise on their visits that once a year is the most appropriate for testing.

Our assessments are more effective than conventional dip testing, with laboratory testing we can sufficiently analyse any signs of Legionella within your dental practice. All assessments are overseen by our LCA trained staff who are compliant with the L8 approved code of practice.

 

  • Call us for an instant quote
    It's free! We can give you an instant quote over the phone
  • We Work closely with the CQC
    Our work is compliant under the dental health code HTM 05-01
  • Detailed Report
    We provide an easy to read report on our findings.
  • Legally compliant
    Our assessments follow the government framework to keep your business safe
  • Emergency Testing within 48hrs
    We can come to your premises before the CQC arrive
  • Nationwide coverage
    Our fantastic help is available no matter where you are in the UK

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Legionella Control: 5 Steps to Risk Assessment

Five most common questions about Legionella

Legionella can be confusing to comprehend.

That's why we've written up an FAQ on the most common questions people ask about.

 

Determine if you need Legionella testing

Anyone who has access to water is susceptible to Legionella. All water systems should be risk assessed, including hot tubs, air-conditioning units, decorative fountains, nebulisers, humidifiers and more. Legionella risk assessment is a necessary service; the following business types are just a few examples of the many kinds of buildings that require testing:

·         Care Homes & Nurseries

·         General Practices, Dental Practices, Clinics & Medical Centres

·         Tattoo Studios

·         Offices

·         Beauty Salons & Spas

·         Stores, Shopping Centres & Garden Centres

·         Pubs, Restaurants & Social Clubs

·         Factories & Warehouses

·         Hotels, Leisure Centres & Gyms

·         Schools & Community Centres

·         Estate Agents & Landlords

Conduct a detailed risk assessment

The CQC (England), HIS (Scotland) and HIW (Wales) recommend we service your water systems and air-conditioning units every two years in-line with the HSE Approved Code of Practice. We strongly recommend having interim health checks annually, especially if your building faces any changes. When it comes to Legionnaires disease, you can never be too careful.

Our risk assessment includes:

·         Full top-to-bottom building assessment

·         Written reports with photographic evidence

·         Full review and breakdown of your needs

·         Documented action plan

Thorough water testing

The HSE states: "Hot water should be stored at temperatures above 50°C and no more than 60°C, whereas cold water should be stored at well below 20°C at all times." Specific requirements like these are important to avoid the risk of fatalities, which is why we offer a professional, government-approved safety service for your business.

Just ten 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 to identify even the smallest amounts of bacteria in your water supply.

This testing is vital and will give you peace of mind year after year. Ensure your building’s water is clean and potentially save a life by getting a free quote today.

Monitoring your water systems

It is essential for every business to closely monitor all water systems to prevent Legionella from infecting the water supply. Legionella can quickly spread even after treatment. That’s why we offer a plan of action with steps to ensure that your water is kept free from harmful bacteria all year, every year.

Our expert service will perform the following steps to keep your water supply safe:

·         Follow the L8 recommendation of a monthly monitoring service, including regular tests to maintain clean and healthy water systems

·         Employ the best practices discretely to avoid unnecessary disruption for your business

·         Accurate and comprehensive testing with state-of-the-art equipment

·         Implement appropriate measures to maintain a minimal chance of Legionella bacteria occurring

·         Work to industry quality standards so that your safety is guaranteed

Remember, at least one person will get seriously ill every day from unmonitored water. Call us for an instant quote so you can be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Interim health checks

Keeping on top of water monitoring allows your business to run smoothly, so we advise interim health checks to keep you cautious, compliant and content. We know your business is important, so we’ll arrange each check around your routine to be as non-intrusive as possible.

Avoid the health and safety stress with our interim monitoring, which includes:

·         Temperature checks

·         Water sampling

·         Visual checks and maintenance program

·         Remedial work completed

·         Documentation checks on log book, schematic, written scheme and training logs

Now you know about our risk assessment services, it’s time to get a free quote – fill in a query form online or call us with any questions you may have.