Testing for Legionnaires' disease
Gas Safe Heating and Plumbing Ltd can carry out Legionella assessments for both domestic landlords and employers, or the responsible person at larger premises.
If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including landlords, you must understand the health risks associated with legionella. Carrying out a risk assessment is your responsibility. You may be competent to carry out the assessment yourself but, if not, you should call us for help and advice.
You or the person responsible for managing risks, need to understand your water systems, the equipment associated with the system such as pumps, heat exchangers, showers etc, and its constituent parts. Identify whether they are likely to create a risk from exposure to legionella, and whether:
You must carry out a legionella risk assessment every 2 years to prevent anyone from getting Legionnaires’ disease. Most rented domestic premises are at low risk of legionella, but the disease is a potentially fatal, pneumonia type disease.
Our risk assessment includes:
If you want more information, here are a few links to the HSE website: