Ark PHR offer Legionella Risk Assessment, Legionella Treatment, Tank Cleaning, Water Treatment Chemical Disinfection and Water Treatment Management anywhere in Scotland. All work is carried out in accordance to and in full compliance with the Health & Safety Executive, Legionella approved code of practice and guidance document, ACOP L8.
For further information on our Legionella Risk Assessment Service, please call us Tel: 0844 335 8992
What is Legionnaires’ Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which can affect anybody, but which principally affects those who are susceptible because of age, immunosuppression, smoking etc. It is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila and related bacteria. Legionella bacteria can also cause less serious ilnesses which are not fatal or permanently debilitating. The collective term used to cover the group of diseases caused by legionella bacteria is legionellosis. Legionella is found in water sources such as rivers and lochs. However, they may colonise in manufactured water systems and be found in cooling tower systems, hot and cold water systems and other plant which are used to store water.
How to control Legionnaires’ Disease?
It is very important to have an effective water treatment product installed to curb the growth of the bacteria. All cooling systems and other places of water storage must be cleaned using various methods. In addition, the ACOP L8 Code requires to be undertaken and discovering an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease requires to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive or any other local authority.
The Code and Guidance also entrusts responsibility on employers to maintain proper water treatment installations. The employers are also legally obliged to report cases of Legionnaires’ Disease to the Health and Safety Executive. You can obtain a copy of the Code by contacting the local office of the Health and Safety Executive www.hse.gov.uk to find out about your legal responsibilities to prevent Legionnaires’ Disease.
Legionella Risk Assessment
A legionella Risk Assessment is the first step towards a Legionella Treatment & Water Hygiene programme of compliance with the Health and Saftey Executive, Legionella approved code of practice and guidance document, ACOP L8.
Ark PHR Ltd, is a water treatment company which offers a Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Hygiene service. Our Legionella Risk Assessment includes a review of facility design, operation, maintenance and Legionella Treatment programmes to help facilities minimise the risk of problems relating to waterborne pathogens. Ark PHR, Legionella Risk Assessment and Water Hygiene Programmes have been developed in accordance with the strict guidlines and recommended practices issued by the UK Health and Safety Executive L8 and the Health and Safety Commission.