I would like to find out if we are required to renew the Legionella Risk Assessment on an annual basis. If so, should we contact the authorised company who did the initial risk assessment for us or is this something that could be done by ourselves? Cost wise, I know what I would prefer, but where do we stand legally?
I was told by Brodex because we don’t store any cold water on the premises we only have to do the assessment and test every 2yrs. We do are water temp check every month. Hope this helps.
The Legionella risk assessment needs to be repeated annually. The Company who actually carried out the water testing can provide this at cost, however if you are a member of CODEUK you can download their policies and assessments in order for you to conduct your own risk assessment.
Alternatively, you can find a template for risk assessments on the HSE website, thus being at no cost to you.
The Legionella can be done once every two years. We use a reputable company called Aqua Analyse Tel. 01628 902 100. They carry out our tests and have been very efficient. As we share the building with two other practices, we share the cost between us but for the whole building check and full risk assessment, follow-up report and certificate we are being quoted £400.00 in total. I highly recommend them.
The rules have just changed again with regards to the assessment, as long as you are able to carry out the risk yourself this will suffice, it was every other year.
We have however just had another assessment at a cost of £100.00 it will be difficult for us to carry the tests out as we have a loft to get into so we shall be looking at it
Again next year by which time I imagine the rules will have changed again.
I think the risk assessment by a fully trained person is biannual with an annual assessment of the water which you can do as long as the company use supply you with the pots etc. Our company came out and took samples of the water which were sent away for testing.
We have been advised this and we also need to do monthly checks on the temperature of the water.