Legionella Risk Assessments for United States Guidelines and 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.
A Legionella risk assessment is part of “Step 4: Identification of Potential Legionella Risks (Hazard Analysis)” in the development of a water management program.
Note: The following Legionella risk assessment information is based on U.S. regulations and requirements. Be very careful when you search for Legionella information on the internet because UK or European websites may present Legionella risk assessment information that differs from U.S. requirements.
If you have concerns about Legionella or Legionnaires Disease in your facility, the first step is an immediate conversation that is initiated via phone or email. This is followed up by a more thorough discussion about environment factors, risk factors of people in your facility, and regulations that may affect your industry. Be aware that Legionella risk factors and solutions are complex, so there is no legitimate “one size fits all” solution, and you should be wary of any Legionella “expert” that is able to diagnose and provide a solution without a thorough investigation. 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.
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During the Legionella risk assessment, a Legionella control expert will consider factors such as your specific plumbing design, components, and water characteristics. As a truly independent Legionella consultant, Legionella Control Systems’s Legionella control experts will provide an outside perspective that dives deeply into your safety concerns with Legionella as well as other waterborne pathogens. Our Legionella expert will then troubleshoot problem areas and provide a baseline review of existing systems, components, and Legionella risk factors.
As a result of all of this, Legionella Control Systems’s evaluation as a Legionella consultant helps to reduce your risk and liability while setting the stage for effective solutions. As noted above, it is unusual that a Legionella consultant could completely and 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 and examining your systems.
Legionella Control Systems Company offers you Legionella risk assessments and Legionnaires site visits on a consulting basis that give you peace of mind because they 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 Control
- Legionella Testing
- Legionnaires risk factors
- Water Management Programs
- Water Safety
- Risk Management (reduce legal liability by 90%)
- Corporate testing mandates
- Unsafe or poor water quality
- Water consumption reduction / cost savings
- Energy consumption reduction / cost savings
- Fundamental issues potentially causing dangerous pathogen growth
Legionella & Legionnaires risk assessment site visits may include some of the services below:
- Review of water systems in building
- Softeners, Filters
- Hot and Cold Holding Tanks
- Any other parts of water system
- Review of risk factors unique to facility
- Local Water Information and Testing
- Free Chlorine
- Provide Engineering Report
- Detail of the current state of risk factors related to the building
- 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.