Legionella Risk Assessments for U.S. Guidelines & Requirements

What is a Legionella risk assessment? A Legionella risk assessment is the evaluation of your facility’s unique characteristics and environment to identify Legionella risk factors and recommend appropriate Legionella testing, mitigation, or remediation steps as needed. This is part of “Step 4: Identification of Potential Legionella Risks (Hazard Analysis)”  in the development of a water management program.

This Legionella risk assessment information is based on United States regulations and requirements. Be careful when you search for Legionella information, as UK or European websites may provide Legionella risk assessment information that differs and may not be appropriate if you are in the U.S.

When you have concerns about Legionella or Legionnaires Disease in your facility, the first step is an immediate conversation so we can learn more about your situation. Keep in mind that Legionella risk factors and solutions are complex – there is no legitimate “one size fits all” solution. Therefore, a Legionella risk assessment and site visit is often a critical next step toward your immediate and long-term water safety, Legionella risk management, and pathogen control.

During the Legionella risk assessment, we will consider factors such as your specific plumbing design, components, and water characteristics. This outside perspective we offer for your Legionella risk assessment will dive deeply into your safety concerns with Legionella as well as other waterborne pathogens. Our Legionella expert will troubleshoot problem areas and provide a baseline review of existing systems, components, and Legionella risk factors. Just as importantly, our evaluation as a Legionella consultant helps to reduce your risk and liability while setting the stage for effective solutions. Note that is rare that a Legionella consultant can safely diagnose and solve your water safety issues over the phone, so you should be wary of companies that immediately propose a solution without understanding your systems.

Nancrede Engineering Company offers you Legionella risk assessments and Legionnaires site visits on a consulting basis that result in expert Legionella diagnostics and documented solutions, both of which are important in reducing your Legionella liability and risk. Our experience in working with diverse water systems across countless facilities and industry segments within healthcare, hospitality, and industry will guide you towards a safe water system and help you safeguard people while protecting yourself from Legionella risk.  Put simply, a small amount of our time can save lives, protect health and potentially save millions of dollars in liability costs. Our insights can help you document your mitigation efforts and effectively reduce dangerous water including pathogens. Contact us right now to discuss your situation and then schedule a Legionella risk assessment at your facility.

Your Legionella risk assessment site visit will address the following:

Legionella & Legionnaires risk assessment site visits may include some of the services below:

  • Review of water systems in building
  • Softeners, Filters
  • Heaters
  • Hot and Cold Holding Tanks
  • Piping
  • Any other parts of water system
  • Review of risk factors unique to facility
  • Local Water Information and Testing
  • Conductivity
  • Hardness
  • ORP
  • Free Chlorine
  • pH
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Provide Engineering Report
  • Detail of the current state of risk factors related to the building
  • Findings
  • Test Results
  • Lab Results (if applicable)
  • Recommendations to mitigate current or potential Legionella outbreak
  • Immediate, midterm and long-term steps
  • Recommendations on Water Management Plan

Professional engineering Legionella risk assessment reports are created for every visit with recommendations to help you keep your clients and staff safe. This documentation is an essential component of your mitigation and risk reduction.

Contact us today to start on the path to solving your issues at info@nancrede.com or +1 800-820-9021.